Adobe Releases Emergency Software Patch For Flash Player

Posted: Jun 24 2015, 8:15am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 24 2015, 8:17am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Adobe Releases Emergency Software Patch for Flash Player
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A serious vulnerability has been found in the Adobe flash player which hackers may exploit if not updated.

An emergency software patch in the form of an update has been released by Adobe for flash users. According to reports a serious weakness has been found in the flash player which hackers may take advantage of as it has evidence of foul play already.

Adobe has specifically stated limited and targeted attacks have been made by hackers and to avoid such attacks Adobe flash users should immediately update their software.

Adobe Flash player is widely used on the web by people around the world as a way of viewing multimedia content. The weakness found in the Adobe flash can allow hackers to take control of an entire computer system and operating systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux are susceptible to the attack.

The latest version of Adobe Flash player recently released is the 18.0.0.194 version and users can check whether they have the current version from the official Adobe website. Google Chrome browser users and the Microsoft Internet Explorer users should rest assured as their internet browsers automatically upgraded the flash player.

This is not the first time Flash player has required a security fix many security researchers call it the most vulnerable point in a computers for hackers on their website. The security holes or the zero-day exploits in the Adobe Flash players are routinely targeted by hackers, partly because of Adobe’s expansion over the web.

The same problem exist in Java as both the Adobe Flash player and Java are one of the most widely used plug-ins in computers all over the world. Adobe has the potential to be a gateway for a mass hack since it has the ability to affect a lot of people.

Source: Adobe via BBC

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