Adobe readies critical security patch for Flash Player

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Adobe Flash patchBe nice to the guys in your IT department on Wednesday, as they will be (hopefully) rolling out a critical security patch for Adobe Flash in order to make your computers safer.

Adobe has pre-announced that it has scheduled a Flash Player critical security update for sometime today, Wednesday 21 September.

According to a brief statement by the company, the update will address

"critical security issues in the product as well as an important universal cross-site scripting issue that is reportedly being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks."

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Serious stuff, and every internet user (well, those who use Flash – so owners of iPhones and iPads can relax) would be wise to ensure that they update their computers as soon as possible once the patch is released.

For the latest information, make sure to keep an eye on the Adobe PSIRT blog.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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