Adobe issues fix for Flash hole being used in attacks

Tagged: Adobe Flash, Technology
Source: Cnet - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 20 weeks ago

"Adobe has released an emergency fix for a bug in Flash Player that is being used in attempted attacks on Gmail users, an Adobe spokeswoman said today. "We have reports that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks designed to trick the user into clicking on a malicious link delivered in an e-mail message," spokeswoman Wiebke Lips said in an e-mail. "The reports we received indicate that the current attacks are targeting Gmail specifically. However, we cannot assume that other webmail providers may not be targeted as well.""

"To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page"

"Adobe recommends all users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris upgrade to the newest version ( for ActiveX) by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Windows users and users of Adobe Flash Player for Macintosh can install the update via the auto-update mechanism within the product when prompted."



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Flash is important for many websites to function these days, but it's always a target for hackers. Probably a good idea for everyone to update your Adobe Flash.

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