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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Flash Player for Internet Explorer vulnerability

 Posted by Jim Bernstein

Adobe is warning Widows users who use Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player that they may be at risk of a malware infection. It turns out that there are Flash Player update installation files being sent via email that contain malicious code which can allow attackers to crash Flash Player and execute malicious code which can seize control of the user's computer.

Adobe has released an emergency patch to address the vulnerability in their Flash Player software and it should be applied if you are an Internet Explorer user running Windows. Even if you use Flash Player on a different platform it's still a good idea to apply the patch.

Adobe is recommending that users of the following or earlier versions of Flash Player update their software ASAP:

Version for Windows, Mac and Linux users
Version for Android 4.x users
Version for Android 3.x users

For more information and a link to the patch visit the Adobe Flash website

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