Adobe Flash Vulnerable to Another Zero-Day BugAdded: Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Once again, Adobe’s Flash plugin has been hit by a “zero-day” exploit, which means that even if you have a fully up-to-date installation of the plugin, you are still in danger. The vulnerability is used by hackers to gain access to your computer and install software against your will. The security researchers pointed out that at least one group is doing just that.
The experts explained that hackers sent out phishing emails with attractive subject lines citing the news about Syria and Israel in war, with the messages containing links to malicious websites that host the exploit. If you open such an email and click on the link with Flash installed, you get malware installed on your computer.
It should be mentioned that this security alert is just the latest in a long string of bugs from Flash. This past summer, Adobe was forced to issue an urgent patch after another zero-day flaw came to light following the hack of hackers-for-hire. One month before that, the company issued a patch for another critical vulnerability just days before it began being exploited by intruders in the wild.
This is no surprising that the recent news has led to new calls for everyone to uninstall Flash. Adobe’s Flash, once single-handedly responsible for the rise of the streaming video, has been showing its age in the era of mobile devices. Apple’s iPhone, which has never supported Flash video, became the catalyst for other websites dropping support. For example, in early 2015, YouTube also announced that the service would stop serving videos using Flash to Internet users with a browser capable of supporting modern streaming technology. A few weeks ago, Amazon officially announced that it would block the use of Flash in advertising on its websites.
Friday, October 16th, 2015
|When are they gonna do away with this freaking menace?|
I have never had any positive use for it, and being almost a mandatory plugin is only making things worse.
But nobody is trying to hear it.
Once it poisons enough peeps maybe something will be done.
Until then ...on and on
|From this article I learned you have to be gullible enough to follow an email to a phishing site.|
I have never done that. I don't know if Adobe Flash Player is no longer needed but they better rebuild it from scratch. Too many times have there been security issues and they can't even come up with a solution for this one. Not good.
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