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Adobe Flash has a huge security hole thatís being exploited right now
The Next Web ^ | March 11, 2016 | by OWEN WILLIAMS

Posted on 03/11/2016 10:29:07 PM PST by Swordmaker

Another day, another Adobe Flash security vulnerability.

Adobe issued an emergency patch for Flash overnight to fix a security hole that’s already being actively used in the wildCVE-2016-1010, which an attacker could use to execute code on your machine, is being used in “targeted attacks,” according to Adobe.

The good news is there’s an update that you can get already – or you might already have it, if you turned on automatic updates.

The bad news? Well, it actually affects more than just Flash, extending to Adobe AIR, AIR for Android, Flash Player for Linux and a number of other clients.

Given the attack is already being used, it’s worth heading to Adobe’s site and making sure you have the latest of everything listed there or just uninstalling Flash altogether.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: adobe; applepinglist; internet
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This is getting tiresome. . .
1 posted on 03/11/2016 10:29:07 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: dayglored; ThunderSleeps; ShadowAce; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; ...
Another day, week, month, another Adobe Flash Exploit in the wild. This is getting tiresome. — PING!


Just Say NO!
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2 posted on 03/11/2016 10:33:04 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue..)
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To: ThunderSleeps; dayglored; ShadowAce

Ping for your lists. This for sure affects Android and Linux. . . probably coming soon for Windows.


3 posted on 03/11/2016 10:34:43 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue..)
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To: Swordmaker

bfl


4 posted on 03/11/2016 11:25:02 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Swordmaker

Patch/update arrived and installed yesterday for Windows.

What is the alternative to Flash player?


5 posted on 03/11/2016 11:38:03 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: Swordmaker

I just updated yet FireFox still tells me it is not up to date. Go figure!


6 posted on 03/11/2016 11:59:20 PM PST by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!)
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To: Racehorse

Adobe flash is the program used to create video type media. Flash player is used to open and run the flash files. Same with adobe reader files (pdf) are made available through adobe acrobat and can only be opened with adobe reader (free) or acrobat. bah.

Adobe is fun to create with though, if there is time after reading Free Republic threads.


7 posted on 03/12/2016 12:03:20 AM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: Swordmaker

My adobe flash has been disabled for over a year and I do not update it. Back then it started locking up the computer, I figured out how to disable it. I just don’t miss it. If something comes up that requires it, I just do without it.


8 posted on 03/12/2016 2:31:05 AM PST by redfreedom (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Racehorse

HTML 5


9 posted on 03/12/2016 3:49:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Racehorse

If you absolutely must run Flash on your ‘pooter via your browser, completely remove Flash first then install the Chrome browser.

Chrome runs Flash in a more “sandboxed” way

Still not optimal, but better than (ugh) Flash and MSIE


10 posted on 03/12/2016 3:56:46 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Another Adobe Flash vulnerability? Yawn... - ANDROID PING!

Android Ping!
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Here's irony for you. At work it has been mandated from way up the food chain that we shall use this particular security scanning software. The catch? It requires Adobe Flash be installed to view the output/results of the scan! Duh, the biggest vulnerability on our systems now is that very software. SMDH...
11 posted on 03/12/2016 5:25:19 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Pontiac

for later


12 posted on 03/12/2016 5:38:40 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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I hate Flash with a passion. I wish Jobs had been successful in killing it.


13 posted on 03/12/2016 6:14:27 AM PST by Scutter
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And BTW, the patch for Windows was deployed a few days ago. So unless Windows users have done something silly like disable Windows Update, they should already have it.


14 posted on 03/12/2016 6:16:13 AM PST by Scutter
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15 posted on 03/12/2016 7:39:50 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux - The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Another bkmk for this- fix it


16 posted on 03/12/2016 8:49:26 AM PST by Faith65 (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: Scutter
And BTW, the patch for Windows was deployed a few days ago. So unless Windows users have done something silly like disable Windows Update, they should already have it.

This OOB (out of band) patch was ONLY for IE. Microsoft has their own version of Flash for IE, and the patch addressed IE 10, 11, & Edge specifically.

If you're using a browser other than IE, you need to update from Adobe.

17 posted on 03/12/2016 11:29:28 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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I hate Flash with a passion. I wish Jobs had been successful in killing it.

There we can agree wholeheartedly. When Jobs was making his stand against Flash ever being officially allowed on iOS it was the number one reason that for OS X Macs were crashing.

18 posted on 03/12/2016 11:38:15 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue..)
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To: Scutter
And BTW, the patch for Windows was deployed a few days ago. So unless Windows users have done something silly like disable Windows Update, they should already have it.

A lot of people HAVE disabled Windows update because of the aggressive and irritating marketing of Windows 10. It's possible that they do not have the update.

19 posted on 03/12/2016 11:40:02 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue..)
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To: Swordmaker

Can’t fix stupid.


20 posted on 03/12/2016 12:37:49 PM PST by Scutter
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