Adobe Flash

New Mac malware spreads disguised as Flash Player installer via Google search results

Apple Mac users are warned of a new in-the-wild malware threat which masquerades as an installer for Adobe Flash Player.

1 in 10 Macs hit by crude malware that poses as Flash Player update, reports Kaspersky

If the criminals are continuing to make money by infecting Apple Mac computers in this fashion, whatever makes you think that they’ll come up with a more original social engineering trick?

tripwire.com

Fake Adobe update really *does* update Flash (while also installing cryptominer)

Online criminals are planting cryptomining code on victims’ Windows computers, using the camouflage of an update to Adobe Flash Player.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Senator calls on US Government to start killing Flash now

For some companies eradicating Adobe Flash Player is going to be a significant job. And it may be an even bigger challenge for very large organisations, such as the US Government.

It’s time to say ‘Welcome to dumpsville Adobe Flash’, as new unpatched flaw exploited by criminals

It’s time to call an end to what can best be called a rocky relationship.

bitdefender.com

At last! Firefox puts another nail in Flash’s coffin

There has been another welcome step along the road to Adobe Flash’s funeral, with the release this week of a new version of the Firefox browser.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #036: Flash? Clunk flush… and hacking security researchers

A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images…

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

It’s a trap! Marcher banking trojan masquerades as Adobe Flash Player for Android

Never let a suspicious program coerce you into allowing Android app installations from unknown sources.

David Bisson reports.

welivesecurity.com

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Critical security holes keep being found in Adobe Flash Player. Have you updated yours yet?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Want to watch HSBC’s security awareness videos? You’d best have Flash installed…

If you don’t give your customers a different way to consume your content, they’re going to feel forced to (shudder…) install Adobe Flash.

Good news and bad news on the Microsoft patch front

Microsoft belatedly patches some vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, but some zero-days in other software remain untouched for now.

Adobe Flash responsible for six of the top 10 bugs used by exploit kits in 2016

Of the top 10 vulnerabilities incorporated by exploit kits in 2016, six of them (rather unsurprisingly) affected Adobe Flash Player.

David Bisson reports.

Patch Flash NOW

Shock – horror!

There’s another critical security exploit in Adobe Flash, and it is being actively exploited in targeted attacks.

Update Flash now or… you know… kick it to the kerb.

A patchtastic day for Flash and Windows users – don’t delay!

Don’t drag your feet. If the likes of Adobe and Microsoft describe vulnerabilities as critical it’s important that you patch them at your earliest opportunity.

Porn sites are giving up on Adobe Flash – and who can blame them?

Pornhub says goodbye to Flash. Security-conscious users shout huzzah!

Adobe cockup means you may have two different versions of Flash installed on your PC

Shaun Nichols writing for The Register: Adobe says a buggy installer is the reason some people have two different versions of Flash Player on their Windows PCs. The software house told The Register it had to create an additional build of the browser plugin specifically for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer after the version made for other