If you are running Adobe Flash on your computer, which you most likely are, there is a new patch just released to fix a security hole in the software. Without the patch there is a chance that a hacker can crash your system or potentially take control of it. This patch even applies to Mac, Linux and Android devices.
So far there have been attacks targeting aerospace companies via infected Microsoft Office documents by way of phishing scam emails. These documents have embedded SWF Flash Player flies in them which can infect your computer. And of course there are other ways to infect your computer such as having some malicious code on a website that utilizes Flash which can cause just as much damage.
This latest fix brings the most current version of Flash for Windows and OS X to 11.5.502.149 and the latest Linux version to 184.108.40.2062. If you are an Android 4.x user then you need to be at 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 for Android 3 and earlier users. You can go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to download the latest version and get yourself up to date before it’s too late.