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Author Topic: Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued  (Read 1951 times)

Tinman57

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Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:24:48 PM »
Flash under attack, emergency patch issued: Update immediately

The Flash developer is rolling out an emergency update to the world's most popular Web plug-in for two vulnerabilities, that are currently being actively exploited by hackers.

http://www.zdnet.com...mediately-7000011031

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Re: Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:00 PM »
thanks for the alert!  :up:

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Re: Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:26 PM »
Version 11.2.202.262 should be available in all major Linux distro repositories by now. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:08:32 AM »
Remember, kids: if you're not paranoid to fully block (or uninstall) plugins, at least activate "click2play" in your browser.

Also, for searchability: Adobe Flash Player Plugin (once again proves to be a steaming pile of manure).
- carpe noctem
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 01:40:00 AM by f0dder »

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Re: Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 08:38:27 PM »
click2play or flashblock add-ons help more than just against attacks, also do it to bring resource usage back to sane levels.
One thing about flash I never understood is that update notifications only show up after reboots (at least that's the behaviour that I see) and I don't reboot often ...