Security updates for Adobe Flash Player flaws that could lead to info theft, malware attacks

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story imageAdobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address 13 vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

Linux users should update to version
Windows and Macintosh users should update to version
Extended Support Release for Windows and Macintosh is*

Users of Internet Explorer on Windows 8.x and Google Chrome on Windows, Linux and Mac will receive the Flash Player update for their respective browser automatically. Adobe also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android, as well AIR SDK and Compiler, because these programs bundle Flash Player.

History has shown that attackers are quick to target new Flash flaws after a fix becomes available for them. Earlier this year, attackers started exploiting a Flash Player vulnerability just one week after Adobe released a patch for it.

Re: just uninstall/disable flash (Score: 1)

by on 2015-06-10 16:25 (#AVPC)

Flash is something that's occasionally unavoidable, and yes, it should be disabled unless it's really wanted. Online casinos are all Flash-based, for instance, and HTML5's DRM'ed video hasn't yet replaced Silverlight and Flash for 'premium' video streaming (Netflix and co).
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