Critical security flaws discovered in Adobe Flash Player – are you patched?

Graham Cluley

Adobe has shipped an update to its Flash Player which reportedly patches a number of critical security flaws. As Flash is so widely used it is essential that companies and individuals update their installations of the Flash Player at the earliest possible opportunity.

If you don’t patch your systems there is the potential for hackers to carefully craft malicious Flash movies that they would embed on websites, and infect your computer as you visit the site. Another vulnerability patched in the latest update addresses a potential clickjacking exploit.

According to Adobe’s security bulletin, users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier are advised to upgrade to version

People who are still using Flash 9 are advised 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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.