Adobe tells Windows and Mac users to install critical security updates for Flash and AIR

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It wasn’t just Microsoft that pushed out critical security updates yesterday. Adobe also issued critical security updates for its Flash Player and AIR products, impacting many Windows and Mac users.

In fact, computer users should be getting used to security updates for Adobe Flash by now – after all, this is the fourth in as many weeks.

The latest Flash Player update from Adobe fixes four security vulnerabilities.

Although the security holes could, potentially, be exploited by a malicious hacker to hijack computers evidence hasn’t yet been seen that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in real-world attacks.

However, because of the growing prevalence of Flash-based malware attacks, the…

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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.