Another Day, Another Adobe Flash Malware Warning

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I’ve written about the dangers of the Adobe Flash plug-in many times, but I know lots of people are still using it. So maybe if all the warnings to date haven’t convinced them to dump the Flash plugin, Adobe’s emergency rollout of a patch to prevent a Flash ransomware problem last week will make them think again.

 

Flash or Malware Fry

 

As reported 4/8/16 in CNN Money:

Adobe (ADBE) has released an emergency update to its Flash Player after security researchers discovered a bug that allows attackers to take over and then crash users’ machines.

In a statement, Adobe called the flaw a “critical vulnerability” and urged users to update as soon as possible.

This is not the first time Adobe software has been targeted. The worst attack came in 2013, when hackers managed to access personal data for nearly 3 million customers.

I’m not providing a link to the Adobe Flash update page (CNN Money doesn’t, either) because I’m strongly encouraging my readers to disable and uninstall Flash rather than update it with the patch. If you’re still willing to keep taking the risk of using Flash, you can always Google “Adobe Flash” to find the download page.

 

Don’t wait until disaster strikes: uninstall Adobe Flash NOW!

 

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