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.
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It’s time to call an end to what can best be called a rocky relationship.
A careless finger fumble can easily put the security of your organisation at risk. Take care if cutting-and-pasting PGP keys!
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft belatedly patches some vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, but some zero-days in other software remain untouched for now.
Adobe is no stranger to finding itself in the security headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it seems that things may not be changing as we enter 2017.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Of the top 10 vulnerabilities incorporated by exploit kits in 2016, six of them (rather unsurprisingly) affected Adobe Flash Player.
David Bisson reports.
Vulnerability researchers broke the Google Pixel, Apple’s Safari browser, and the Microsoft Edge browser running on Windows 10 at PwnFest 2016.
David Bisson reports.
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.
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.
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 browsers – such as Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Edge – wouldn’t install properly for IE.
So, for example, if you have Internet Explorer and Firefox on your machine, you’ll have two slightly different copies of Flash that should be functionally the same.
Quality control? Testing? What’s that then?
I wouldn’t blame you if you feel that this is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Here is how to completely uninstall Adobe Flash from your computer.
On Tuesday, Adobe released a critical update patching over 50 security holes in its Flash Player plugin.
Security blogger Brian Krebs says it better than me:
It’s bad enough that hackers are constantly finding and exploiting zero-day flaws in Flash Player before Adobe even knows about the bugs.
The bigger issue is that Flash is an extremely powerful program that runs inside the browser, which means users can compromise their computer just by browsing to a hacked or malicious site that targets unpatched Flash flaws.
The smartest option is probably to ditch this insecure program once and for all and significantly increase the security of your system in the process.
That seems pretty reasonable to me.
Here is our guide on how you can update Adobe Flash on your computer or (even better) uninstall it entirely.
If that seems too drastic a step for you take right now, at the very least consider enabling “click to play” to reduce the chances of attackers exploiting Flash as you browse the web.
The full advisory on the Flash security vulnerabilities can be read on Adobe’s website, as can details of the security update they have released for another of their beleaguered products - Adobe Reader.
Adobe has issued an update for its widely-used Flash Player browser plugin, patching a total of 36 different vulnerabilities.
So will you choose to trash Flash or update it?
Read my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser, is banging another nail into Adobe Flash’s coffin… in preference for HTML5.
Read more in my article on the HEAT Security blog.