Adobe tells users to update Flash Player for the third time this month

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

How many times has Adobe Flash had to be updated on your computer with a new security patch?

Probably more times than you can count, right?

Well, let me make the question easier. How many times has Adobe Flash had to be updated on your computer this month?

The (perhaps surprising) answer is three. And let’s not forget that February is the shortest month of the year.

Adobe has published a security bulletin telling users that they need to patch their Flash installations once again (the security updates issued previously on February 7th and February 12th aren’t sufficient) to protect themselves against “targeted attacks” that are being “exploited in the wild”.

Once again, the vulnerability isn’t fussed about what operating system you run on your computer – so Windows, OS X and Linux users are all potentially in the firing line…

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.

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