Starting with the release of Firefox 55, the Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox will be set to "Ask to Activate" by default for all users.
Today, Adobe has released two security advisories affecting two of its products, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Experience Manager Forms, the latter being an application part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud service for, a collection of integrated online marketing and Web analytics products.
Earlier today, Adobe has released security patches for several of its applications, including Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Campaign, Adobe Photoshop CC, the Creative Cloud Desktop Application, and Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
It appears that for at least one day, Skype has served malicious ads, which in turn pushed a fake Flash Player update onto users. The malicious ads came to light after Reddit and Twitter users complained about Skype forcing a Flash Player update down their throat.
In an era of the Internet when most browser vendors are taking steps to migrate away from Flash and all security experts recommend you blast that piece of insecure junk off your computer, the nice people at FedEx are giving you a $5 promo code to (re)install or reactivate it in your browser.
As everyone kind of expected, Google Chrome, the world's leading browser with a comfortable market share of above 50%, is also the most installed software package.
Today Microsoft released the MS17-005 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (4010250), which patches a remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. This update resolves the same vulnerabilities patched by Adobe on February 14th in their APSB17-04 update.
It is unbelievable that almost five years after Adobe announced it would stop developing Flash Player for Android, users are still installing a non-existent piece of software, which in almost all cases is just malware in disguise.
Adobe has released updates for Adobe Flash Player, Digital Editions, & Campaign that fix a total of 24 security vulnerabilities, with half of them being in Adobe Flash Player. As many of these vulnerabilities are rated as Critical, it is strongly advised that anyone using these products immediately update them to the latest version.
Starting with March 7, when Mozilla is scheduled to release Firefox 52, all plugins built on the old NPAPI technology will stop working in Firefox, except for Flash, which Mozilla plans to support for a few more versions.
Google has made a few changes to recent Chrome versions that most users are bound to disagree with since it takes away some of their control over the browser.