Update your Adobe Flash Player now

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Adobe has issued a security bulletin detailing critical vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the current versions of Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

An update issued by Adobe claims to resolve 10 vulnerabilities in Flash Player and AIR – which if left unpatched could leave open a door for hackers to infect innocent users’ computers. One of the most interesting fixes concerns the vulnerable version of the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) described in Microsoft Security Advisory (973882) that Microsoft issued as an out-of-band patch earlier this week.

Adobe is recommending that users upgrade to…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.