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The History of Adobe Flash Player: From Multimedia to Malware

If you were an early adopter of the internet, you remember how the height of multimedia was the "blink" tag, that made text on a page flash. In order to go beyond the text and static image limitations of early web pages, a number of companies began developing tools to display rich multimedia content on the web, and the platform that became dominant
Publish At:2020-12-29 20:08 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Adobe Flash Player Flash Player

Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player and Framemaker

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its Flash Player, Framemaker and Experience Manager products. Adobe has released security updates to address ten vulnerabilities in its Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, and Adobe Framemaker products. Four vulnerabilities out of ten are rated as ‘Critical,’ they c
Publish At:2020-06-09 16:07 | Read:815 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Adobe Flash Player Hacking hacking ne

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2020 Edition

Microsoft today issued software updates to plug at least 111 security holes in Windows and Windows-based programs. None of the vulnerabilities were labeled as being publicly exploited or detailed prior to today, but as always if you’re running Windows on any of your machines it’s time once again to prepare to get your patches on. May marks the th
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:12 | Read:1038 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Time to Patch adobe acrobat adobe reader CVE

Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Adobe last week detailed plans to retire its Flash Player software, a cross-platform browser plugin so powerful and so packed with security holes that it has become the favorite target of malware developers. To help eradicate this ubiquitous liability, Adobe is enlisting the help of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. But don’t break out th
Publish At:2017-08-02 22:00 | Read:6194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe apple Benjamin Smedberg exploit kits Facebook Fl

Do you use Adobe Flash Player? You should update it now!

Adobe released new versions of Flash Player and Connect web conferencing software to fix important and critical vulnerabilities. According to the security advisory published by Adobe for Flash Player, the new version patches three critical vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution flaw tracked as CVE-2017-3099 that can be exploited by att
Publish At:2017-07-14 00:15 | Read:3958 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Adobe Connect Flash Player RCE XSS

Adobe patches tens of vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate and Digital Editions

On Tuesday, Adobe released updates for Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate and Digital Editions addressing a total of 20 vulnerabilities. Some vulnerabilities fixed by Adobe are critical remote code execution issue, the last release, version, addressed nine flaws in Flash Player. The vulnerabilities were tracked as CVE-2017-3075, CVE-2017-30
Publish At:2017-06-14 02:05 | Read:4605 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Adobe Flash Player

Security updates fix critical vulnerabilities in Flash player and Shockwave player

Adobe patches vulnerabilities in Flash Player and Shockwave for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. Adobe issued security updates for Flash Player and Shockwave Player products. The security updates released by the company on Tuesday address seven vulnerabilities in Flash Player and one flaw in Shockwave Player. The Flash Player version fixes criti
Publish At:2017-03-15 06:55 | Read:4236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Adobe buffer overflow Flash Player pr

February Updates from Adobe, Microsoft

A handful of readers have inquired as to the whereabouts of Microsoft‘s usual monthly patches for Windows and related software. Microsoft opted to delay releasing any updates until next month, even though there is a zero-day vulnerability in Windows going around. However, Adobe did push out updates this week as per usual to fix critical issues in its F
Publish At:2017-02-20 04:10 | Read:4088 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe Flash Player microsoft Patch Tuesday February 20

Adobe just fixed thirteen code execution flaws in Flash Player

Adobe addressed thirteen highest severity code execution vulnerabilities in Flash Player for Windows, MAC OS, and Chrome. Adobe released security updates that address two dozen vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Digital Editions, and the Campaigns marketing tool. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrom
Publish At:2017-02-15 05:05 | Read:5109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player flaws remain the most used by Exploit Kits

Experts from the firm Recorded Future published a report on the most common vulnerabilities used by threat actors in the exploit kits. Recorded Future published an interesting report on the most common vulnerabilities used by threat actors in the exploit kits. The experts observed that Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft products (Internet Explorer, Silverlight
Publish At:2016-12-06 21:20 | Read:5354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Reports Adobe CVE-2016-018

Adobe issued security patches for 9 Flash Player flaws reported via ZDI

Adobe released security updates that address nine vulnerabilities in Flash Player that could be exploited for remote code execution. Adobe has released security updates to address one vulnerability in Connect for Windows and nine arbitrary code execution flaws in the Flash Player product. The patches issued by the company for Adobe Flash Player are availab
Publish At:2016-11-09 12:15 | Read:3996 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Adobe Adobe Connect Flash Player

CVE-2016-7855 flaw in Adobe Flash Player exploited in targeted attacks

Adobe has issued a security patch for its Flash Player that fixes a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-7855, used in targeted attacks. Adobe has released a security update for its Flash Player that address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-7855,  that has been exploiting in the wild by threat actors. According to the security advisory is
Publish At:2016-10-26 18:00 | Read:5089 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Adobe CVE-2016-7855 Flash Pla

Got Microsoft? Time to Patch Your Windows

Microsoft churned out a bunch of software updates today fix some serious security problems with Windows and other Microsoft products like Internet Explorer (IE), Edge and Office. If you use Microsoft, here are some details about what needs fixing. As usual, patches for IE and for Edge address the largest number of “critical” vulnerabilities. Crit
Publish At:2016-08-10 19:55 | Read:4617 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Time to Patch Flash Player microsoft patch

Adobe Update Plugs Flash Player Zero-Day

Adobe on Thursday issued a critical update for its ubiquitous Flash Player software that fixes three dozen security holes in the widely-used browser plugin, including at least one vulnerability that is already being exploited for use in targeted attacks. The latest update brings Flash to v. for Windows and Mac users alike. If you have Flash instal
Publish At:2016-06-19 06:15 | Read:4521 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe Flash Player zero day

CVE-2016-4117 – FireEye revealed the exploit chain of recent attacks

The FireEye researcher Genwei Jiang revealed the exploit chain related to phishing attacks leveraging CVE-2016-4117 flaw recently fixed by Adobe. Security experts at FireEye have recently spotted an attack leveraging on an Adobe zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4117) recently patched. The CVE-2016-4117 flaw affects older versions of the Adobe Flash, a few d
Publish At:2016-05-16 10:05 | Read:4652 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Adobe CVE-2016-4117 Flash


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