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 [...]
Last week, we told you how Adobe was found in a spot of bother, as the company’s web browser plugin, Flash Player, was found to be vulnerable to online attacks, yet again.
Trend Micro, the renowned antivirus maker found that Flash Player was susceptible, to spear phising (attacks by emailed malicious links).
The security firm then identified that all the latest versions of the plugin to be vulnerable to the attack, and notified Adobe to patch up the security vulnerability. Adobe later acknowledged the critical vulnerability in its security bulletin (CVE-2015-7645).
The following versions of Adobe Flash Player are vulnerable:
Adobe Flash [...]
Abobe Flash Player, chances are you read these words, you are likely to think about three things.
Ads, Videos and security vulnerabilities. And no prizes for guessing which one of those is making the headline here.
It hasn’t been two months yet, since the massive data breach occured at a security firm. The attackers reportedly exploited a security flaw in Abobe’s Flash Player, which resulted in hundreds of gigabytes of data being stolen. Following this untoward incident, Mozilla blocked the Flash plugin in its browser, Firefox, for a while, before restoring it when the security issues were patched by Adobe.
This incident also resulted in [...]
Abobe Flash Player is back in the news again, and surprisingly it isn’t bad news.
Well, it isn’t exactly super good news either, as a bunch of security flaws, nearly two dozen, were found in flash Player, but they have been fixed.
Adobe Flash Player has been updated to version 22.214.171.124 for Windows and Mac, and to version 126.96.36.1991 on Linux. The extended support release is now at 188.8.131.52.
The update brings in security fixes for a total of 23 vulnerabilities. 18 of those flaws, had the potential to remotely execute malicious code on user’s PCs, while some others, such as memory leaks in browsers,were potentially capable of identity theft. [...]