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  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Update Installs Chrome Browser Extension (Privacy Alert!)

    01/11/2017 8:19:48 PM PST · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser. The installation process is covert, but the next time users open their Chrome browser, they'll be notified by Chrome's security systems that a new extension has been added. The extensions name is Adobe Acrobat and is the same extension available through the Chrome Web Store. This extension allows users to save any web page they're on as a PDF file and share it or download...
  • After 20 Minutes of Listening, New Adobe Tool Can Make You Say Anything

    11/07/2016 9:03:22 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 19 replies
    Motherboard ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Ever wanted to make Natalie Portman yell obscenities at your neighbors? What if Garey Busey could leave your mother a sexy voicemail on her birthday? Wanted to prank your little brother by forcing him to call his crush and profess his love? Adobe has you covered. When Adobe released photoshop in 1990, it dreamed of a world where movie studios and photo editors could do in minutes what once took hours. It never dreamed the world would take the digital editor and use it to put celebrity heads on porn star bodies, distort women’s bodies in magazine cover, and create...
  • HTML5 Ads Aren't That Safe Compared To Flash, Experts Say

    06/23/2016 10:08:42 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    SOFTPEDIA® ^ | Jun 23, 2016 21:05 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    A study from GeoEdge, an ad scanning vendor, reveals that Flash has been wrongly accused as the root cause of today's malvertising campaigns, but in reality, switching to HTML5 ads won't safeguard users from attacks because the vulnerabilities are in the ad platforms and advertising standards themselves. The evidence exists to proclaim Flash as one of today's most vulnerable and insecure software applications. Targeted in cyber-espionage and malvertising campaigns, Flash has gotten a bad reputation, and for a good reason. HTML5 ads are replacing Flash ads in the industry Security researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in Flash almost every month, and...
  • How to Uninstall and Disable Flash in Every Web Browser

    06/18/2016 12:49:57 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    How-To Geek ^ | Published 07/13/15 | Chris Hoffman
    Adobe’s Flash plug-in has a big target painted on it. A recent leak shows there’s another Flash Player 0-day that allows attackers to compromise your computer, and that it’s been for sale for the last four years. Flash is going away, and everyone should uninstall it at some point in the future. Here’s how to get rid of Flash, whether you’re using a browser’s built-in plug-in or a system-wide plug-in on Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, or Linux. Can You Live Without Flash? Flash is much less necessary than it’s ever been. Modern mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s...
  • Kill Flash now. Or patch these 36 vulnerabilities. Your choice

    06/18/2016 10:08:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 16 Jun 2016 at 18:50 | Shaun Nichols
    Adobe has released an update for Flash that addresses three dozen CVE-listed vulnerabilities. The update includes a fix for the CVE-2016-4171 remote code execution vulnerability that is right now being exploited in the wild to install malware on victims' computers. Adobe is recommending that users running Flash for Windows, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS update the plugin as quickly as possible, giving the update the "Priority 1" ranking, a designation reserved for flaws that are, according to Adobe, "being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted." Adobe credited security researchers at Cisco Talos, Google Project Zero, FireEye, Microsoft...
  • Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue (NY Times)

    05/30/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by dennisw · 77 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 30, 2016 | By MARK SCOTT
    Many of the world’s largest Internet companies, like Google and Facebook, rely heavily on advertising to finance their online empires. But that business model is increasingly coming under threat, with one in five smartphone users, or almost 420 million people worldwide, blocking advertising when browsing the web on cellphones. That represents a 90 percent annual increase, according to a new report from PageFair, a start-up that helps to recoup some of this lost advertising revenue, and Priori Data, a company that tracks smartphone applications. The use of ad-blocking software has divided the online world. Supporters say it allows people to...
  • Need help getting rid of Adobe Flash allow/deny icon

    05/18/2016 11:23:56 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    May 18, 2016 | Self
    The past few days a new nuisance with Adobe Flash has appeared on my computer. It's an icon that asks to install an ad cookie on my computer. If you click deny, you don't get to view the video. Normally I wouldn't care, but some news clips I want to view. For example, there was a nice interview with Ivanka Trump on CBS News this morning and a FR thread about the disdain shown by the reporter in the questioning: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3431680/posts The question asks: "Allow CBS NEWS to store information on your computer?" Your choices are "Allow" or "Deny." Would...
  • Google's Chrome to block Flash this year - except for 10 top websites

    05/16/2016 10:03:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    www.zdnet.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | By Liam Tung
    Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically. Google has detailed a proposal to make HTML5 the default in Chrome over Adobe's Flash Player. If all goes to plan, by the fourth quarter of 2016 Chrome will not be using the Flash plugin for the vast majority of the web, and will only make an exception as the default media player for the world's top 10 sites that still rely on Flash. For the time being,...
  • Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

    04/12/2016 10:31:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Intego ^ | April 12th, 2016 | by Graham Cluley
    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.Intego security experts have identified the rogue package installer as a variant of OSX/InstallCore, and have updated Intego VirusBarrier definitions to provide protection.The in-the-wild attack has been spread in the form of a Mac Package installer .pkg file, also known a flat package, and has been signed with a legitimate Developer ID certificate — effectively tricking OS X's built-in Gatekeeper security to believe that the files can be trusted and are not malicious.Curiously, if the Mac Package...
  • Adobe Issues 'Emergency' Flash Player Security Update to Address Ransomware Attacks (again!)

    04/08/2016 10:01:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Friday April 8, 2016 4:59 AM PDT | by Joe Rossignol
    Adobe-FlashAdobe has issued Flash Player security updates for OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS to address "critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" by way of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user's hard drive and demands payment in order to decrypt it. These type of threats often display images or use voice-over techniques containing instructions on how to pay the ransom. In this particular "CERBER" attack (via Reuters), affecting Flash-based advertisements, attackers have reportedly demanded between around $500 and $1,000, to retrieve the encrypted files. Adobe...
  • Adobe Flash has a huge security hole that’s being exploited right now

    03/11/2016 10:29:07 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    The Next Web ^ | March 11, 2016 | by OWEN WILLIAMS
    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 wild. CVE-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...
  • Slew of dangerous Adobe Flash flaws patched

    03/11/2016 5:46:01 PM PST · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Mar 11 2016 | Juha Saarinen
    Adobe has issued patches for 21 serious flaws in its Flash Player software to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow attackers to take control of victims' systems. The vulnerabilities affect versions of Flash for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and iOS, Linux and Google's ChromeOS operating systems, Adobe said. Of the vulnerabilities, three allow arbitrary code execution through integer overflows, and 11 involve use-after-free flaws. Researchers from Google's Project Zero, HP Enterprise Zero Day Initiative, NSFOCUS, Microsoft, Kaspersky, Tencent and Venustech also discovered a heap underflow vulnerability in Adobe Flash and eight memory corruption bugs - all of which...
  • Apple just banned some versions of Adobe Flash from its computers

    10/21/2015 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    BGR (Boy Genius Report) ^ | October 21, 2015 | By Zach Epstein
    With his “Thoughts on Flash” letter back in early 2010, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs waged a war on Adobe that the media couldn’t get enough of. Beyond the hype, however, Adobe’s Flash platform really had become a resource hog that was a terrible burden on developers, and that wreaked havoc on PC performance. Thanks to the war Jobs waged, two things have happened in recent years: Flash has become far less popular as better technologies moved in to replace it, and the Flash platform has improved.Improved though it may be, Flash still has some serious issues. We got...
  • NEW Adobe Flash Zero-day Vulnerability / Exploit - Uninstall Flash Today From All Computers

    10/15/2015 11:34:56 AM PDT · by dayglored · 63 replies
    (vanity, multiple sources) ^ | Oct 15, 2015 | (vanity, multiple sources)
    Yet another bad new Zero-Day (already exploited) Adobe Flash vulnerability. Time to uninstall Flash from all your computers and keep it off for good! To remove Flash from Windows: Close your browser In Control Panel -> Programs and Features, remove/uninstall all Adobe Flash or Shockwave items. Restart your browser Go to Add-ons/Plugins and confirm there are no Shockwave or Flash plugins. To remove Flash from OS X (10.6 and later): Download and run this Flash uninstaller: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg To remove Flash from Linux: Close your browser Use "apt-get remove", "yum erase", or find the flashplayer .so (e.g. in /usr/lib[64]/mozilla/plugins or ~/.mozilla/plugins)...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death

    07/15/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 43 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/14/15 | CNN Money
    Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, just got a big nail driven into its coffin. Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.
  • It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

    07/13/2015 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | July 13, 2013 | By Shane Cole
    The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it. If you're running OS X 10.6 or later, download and run this Flash uninstaller. If you have OS X 10.4 or 10.5, use this uninstaller instead. Adobe has patched more than twenty Flash vulnerabilities in the last week — some of them days after active exploits were discovered in the wild — and issued over a...
  • TWO MORE Flash zero-days emerge in Hacking Team leak – crims (criminals) exploit holes

    07/12/2015 6:49:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | July 12, 2015 | Chris Williams
    Updated -- Two more serious security holes in Adobe Flash that let miscreants hijack vulnerable computers have emerged from the leaked Hacking Team files – and crooks are apparently already exploiting at least one of them to infect machines. The use-after-free() programming flaws, for which no patches exist, are identified as CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123. They are similar to the CVE-2015-5119 Flash bug patched last week. The 5122 and 5123 bugs let malicious Flash files execute code on victims' computers and install malware. The bugs are present in the Windows, Linux and OS X builds of the plugin. The 5119, 5122...
  • Adobe to Patch Hacking Team’s Flash Zero-Day (Yet another Flash player flaw)

    07/08/2015 4:09:02 AM PDT · by Drago · 20 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 07/07/2015 | Brian Krebs
    Adobe Systems Inc. says its plans to issue a patch on Wednesday to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player software that is reportedly being exploited in active attacks.
  • Big adobe Illustrator Issues

    04/29/2015 11:50:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 29, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    When I do a normal launch of adobe illustrator It freezes. when I do the optional launch....I get no toolbar etc etc. Im stumped and haven't been able to get anywhere on the adobe forums help! Thank you