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January 6, 2016

Mac OS X, Adobe Flash Player and Internet Explorer were among the most vulnerable products in 2015

Software, security updates and vulnerabilities, are probably what every user needs to be aware of in today’s digital world.

Wondering which software was the most vulnerable last year? Here are the top ones.

If you think Adobe Flash Player was the most vulnerable product last year, your answer was wrong, but not by much though. The media content plugin was found to have over 300 vulnerabilities, and sits at third place in the list.

The unfortunate crown in the list, belongs to Apple, with its Mac OS X operating system, which had over 380 vulnerabilities in it, 384 to be precise. It was followed by the Cupertino company’s mobile operating sysem, [...]

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January 1, 2016

KB3132372 Windows Update patches security issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

A few days ago, we reported that Abode had found some pretty serious vulnerabilities in its Flash Player plugins, yet again.

Most users will be aware that Microsoft normally releases security updates on Patch Tuesday, but this seems to have changed on New Year’s Day.

The Redmond Company pushed out the KB3132372 Windows Update to patch up the security issues in Adobe Flash Player. This only impacts Windows 10, and the two browsers it comes with, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

The biggest problem, with both programs are that, since both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are core components in the operating system, they can’t be updated [...]

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December 29, 2015

Adobe finds critical vulnerability in Flash Player and earlier, urges users to update ASAP

Adobe Flash Player has once again been found to have some security holes, for the umpteenth time this year.

Earlier this year, the infamous, yet most commonly used web content plugin, was the target of attackers, who exploited a critical vulnerability in it, to breach the systems of a security firm, and stole large chunks of data.

This was followed by an outcry from many users, including Alex Stamos, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, who called for Adobe to end support for Flash, and by Mozilla, which temporarily banned the insecure plugin from its Firefox browser. Ironically though, Mozilla has stated it would support Flash beyond 2016, despite [...]

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December 21, 2015

Facebook switches to HTML5 player for Videos, kicks Flash out

Facebook’s latest move has delivered a mighty whack to Adobe Flash.

The popular social networking website, has officially dropped support for the now infamous plugin.

Now, all videos on the website, will be using the HTML5 player by default on all web browsers. HTML5 is also used in Facebook’s News Feed and Pages.

Facebook’s decision isn’t remotely surprising. The social networking website’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, publicly criticized Adobe this year, calling for the company to end support for Flash due to the plugin’s vulnerabilities.

This was during the time when a major security firm got hacked, due to a [...]

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