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Adobe Finally Kills Flash Dead

posted onJuly 26, 2017
by l33tdawg

In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone. It was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks. All of those gripes hold true. And now, Adobe itself has finally conceded.

The company announced Tuesday that it would “stop updating and distributing the Flash Player,” giving the end of 2020 as its end-of-life date. With that, the internet’s favorite punching bag deflates.

Adobe scrambles to patch "critical" Flash zero-day flaw under attack

posted onJune 15, 2016
by l33tdawg

Adobe will take two days to push a critical patch to Flash, which is currently being used to launch attacks by hackers.

The company said in a security advisory on Tuesday that it was "aware" of a report for an exploit in the wild, which the company said hackers could use for "limited, targeted attacks." A successful exploitation of the flaw could let an attacker full access to the affected system, it read.

Adobe Patches Flash Player Zero-Day Threat

posted onApril 11, 2016
by l33tdawg

Adobe Systems this week rushed out an emergency patch to plug a security hole in its widely-installed Flash Player software, warning that the vulnerability is already being exploited in active attacks.

Adobe said a “critical” bug exists in all versions of Flash including Flash versions 21.0.0.197 and lower (older) across a broad range of systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. Find out if you have Flash and if so what version by visiting this link.

Adobe issues emergency patch for actively exploited code-execution bug

posted onMarch 11, 2016
by l33tdawg

Adobe has issued an emergency update for its Flash media player that patches almost two dozen critical vulnerabilities, including one that's being maliciously exploited in the wild.

"These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," Adobe officials wrote in an advisory published Thursday. "Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-1010 is being used in limited, targeted attacks." The notice advises Flash users to install the update as soon as possible.

Adobe Flash Is Dead in Name Only

posted onDecember 2, 2015
by l33tdawg

Flash is finally dead. Well, the name is, anyway.

The platform that was until yesterday known as Adobe Flash Professional CC is now Adobe Animate CC. What does that mean? According to an Adobe statement announcing the change, it’s part of an ongoing commitment to “evolve to support multiple standards,” specifically HTML5. In practice, though, the answer is: not much. Meet the new Flash, same as the old Flash, and still a security-addled, closed-off mess.

Adobe patches critical Flash security flaws

posted onAugust 12, 2015
by l33tdawg

Adobe has fixed a series of security vulnerabilities in Flash Player

The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." The patches aim to fix flaws that could lead to code execution -- in other words, allowing an attacker to run malicious code.

Adobe and Google Partner to Bolster Flash's Defence Against Zero-Day Attacks

posted onJuly 21, 2015
by l33tdawg

Adobe Flash, the veteran media player that has earned a name for itself due to its security vulnerabilities as much as its abilities, is back in the news - but this time, for a good reason. Adobe has revealed that it worked with Google's Project Zero to patch the vulnerabilities discovered in the aftermath of a security breach of the Hacking Team.

Second zero-day flaw found in Adobe Flash thanks to Hacking Team

posted onJuly 13, 2015
by l33tdawg

Earlier this week an exploit for Adobe Flash was revealed -- a shock, I know. Now a second is in the wild and already being used. Known by the catchy name CVE-2015-5122, security firm FireEye discovered the flaw buried in the Hacking Team leak and alerted Adobe to it.

Adobe patches Flash zero-day found in Hacking Team data breach

posted onJuly 9, 2015
by l33tdawg

Adobe patches a Flash zero-day vulnerability found as part of the massive data breach of Hacking Team. Experts recommend speedy remediation as the flaw has been added to multiple exploit kits.

The massive Hacking Team data breach led to the release of 400GB worth of data including a zero-day vulnerability for Adobe Flash. Adobe has released an out-of-band patch for the flaw just two days after it was discovered.

Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks

posted onJune 24, 2015
by l33tdawg

 Adobe Systems released an emergency security update for Flash Player Tuesday to fix a critical vulnerability that has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group.

Over the past several weeks, a hacker group identified as APT3 by security firm FireEye has used the vulnerability to attack organizations from the aerospace, defense, construction, engineering, technology, telecommunications and transportation industries.