Technologies

Mac users who ignore the warning signs can be bitten by the Adwind RAT

The cross-platform remote access trojan (RAT) Adwind drops a payload onto Mac computers only after users overlook a series of potential red flags.

David Bisson reports.


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bitdefender.com

With 36 security fixes, you should either update Adobe Flash now… or kill it

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.


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bitdefender.com

How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!

PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems.

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


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Another nail in Flash’s coffin. Google Chrome to block Flash by default on most websites

Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser, is banging another nail into Adobe Flash’s coffin… in preference for HTML5.


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Time to trash Flash? If you’re not ready for that, you must update Adobe Flash now

Adobe issued a patch earlier today which addresses the critical zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by online criminals.

So, will you update Flash or are you ready to ditch it entirely?


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welivesecurity.com

Adobe warns of Flash zero-day vulnerability, being actively exploited by online criminals

Adobe Flash users find themselves in danger once again, as they wait for an emergency security patch to fix a vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

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


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Hackers turn their back on exploiting Java, to focus on Flash flaws

The malicious hackers developing exploit kits, designed to help online criminals break into computers systems and spread malware, are keener on exploiting Adobe Flash than any other software.


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intego.com

Mac users attacked again by fake Adobe update

Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.


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Emergency Adobe Flash update prepped as hackers actively exploit flaw

Adobe has announced that it will be issuing an emergency security update for its widely-used Flash Player, after discovering hackers were actively exploiting a security hole to hijack control of computer systems.


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Opening a PDF on your iPhone could infect it with malware

Newly-disclosed vulnerability reveals that an attacker could send you a boobytrapped PDF that would cause malicious code to run on your iPhone.

So update to iOS 9.3.


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How to update Java – or uninstall it completely!

Protect your computer better by keeping Java updated, or eradicate it completely.

Yasin Soliman explains.


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How to update Adobe Flash – or uninstall it completely!

Protect your computer better by keeping Adobe Flash updated, or eradicate it completely.

Yasin Soliman explains.


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bitdefender.com

Update Flash now – targeted attacks exploiting security holes

Windows, Mac and Linux users are being urged to update their installations of Adobe Flash, after the company pushed out a security patch addressing 23 reported vulnerabilities in the software.

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


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LeapFrog child’s toy found susceptible to attacks leveraging Adobe Flash

A popular children’s toy made by LeapFrog is susceptible to a variety of attacks that leverage Adobe Flash vulnerabilities.

David Bisson reports.


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Plugins – yes, they’re handy but they also increase the surface of attack

Whichever web browser you are using, you should know that using any plugin runs the risk of putting your system – and your data – in increased peril.

Yasin Soliman reports.


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Google bangs another nail in Flash’s coffin

Adobe Flash’s long lingering death scene is one step closer to its end.


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