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Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a peephole

A security flaw thought to have been fixed by Adobe in October 2011 has reappeared thanks to a new vulnerability involving Flash Player browser plug-ins. The as yet unpatched vulnerability creates a means to seize control of webcams without permission before siphoning off video and audio from victims' PCs. The clickjack-style …
John Leyden, 18 Jun 2013
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Microsoft issues IE 10 Flash flaw fix for Windows 8

Hot on the heels of an update that fixed the recent zero-day flaw discovered in Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, and 9, Microsoft has released a separate patch that solves issues related to the Adobe Flash Player component of Internet Explorer 10. The current Flash vulnerabilities only affect IE 10 running on Windows 8 and …
Neil McAllister, 22 Sep 2012
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Patch Tuesday deja vu: Adobe patches Flash ... again

Adobe yesterday released a Flash Player update just one week after its patch Tuesday release, providing a bit of extra hassle for admins for the second Tuesday in a row. The latest (APSB12-19) update for Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR addresses six cross-platform flaws in Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android …
John Leyden, 22 Aug 2012
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Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you

The latest update to Adobe's Flash has been crashing Mozilla Firefox users on Windows since last week, but the firms behind the products are still searching for a fix. "We are aware that some users of Firefox on Windows updating to Flash 11.3 encounter issues watching videos ... We are working with Adobe on a fix," a Mozilla …
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Adobe auto-update eases Flash update chore - on Windows only

Adobe has introduced an auto-updater for its Flash software packages that reduces the chore of updating the widely-used application by automating the process for all supported browsers on Windows machines. Previously users had to apply individual updates to Chrome, Firefox and IE add-ons and plug-ins, a process that often went …
John Leyden, 29 Mar 2012
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Adobe lobs out Flash update to plug 3D security hole

Adobe has released an out-of-schedule upgrade for its Flash Player software that tackles two serious vulnerabilities. The cross-platform update is suitable for users of Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. Android punters also need to patch their smartphones to guard against possible attack. The two flaws involve a memory …
John Leyden, 6 Mar 2012
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Firefox 4 for Android shuns ARMv6 phones

Mozilla's Android incarnation of Firefox 4 does not run on devices using the older ARMv6 processor, and it does not support Adobe Flash. Firefox 4 for Android – officially released on Tuesday – runs only on devices that use ARMv7 processors, including phones such as the Google Nexus One, the HTC Evo, and the Motorola Droid X, …
Cade Metz, 29 Mar 2011
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Google 'Arctic Sea' – Chrome native code, ahoy!

Google has released the first official version of the software development kit for Native Client, its controversial plug-in for running native code inside the browser. In a blog post, Google product manager Christian Stefansen called the release an "important milestone" in Google's efforts to make native code as portable and …
Cade Metz, 18 Feb 2011
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Google extends security sandbox to Adobe Flash

Google has released a test version of its Chrome browser that extends its renowned security sandbox to Adobe's heavily abused Flash player. The enhanced security feature, which was released on the Chrome developer and canary channels, is available only for XP, Vista and 7 versions of Microsoft Windows. It will likely be …
Dan Goodin, 1 Dec 2010
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Mozilla: We're not 'on board' with Google's plugin spice

Mozilla says it has "no official position" on NPAPI Pepper, the revamped browser plug-in API developed by Google for use with Native Client, a plug-in that runs native code inside its Chrome browser. Google is also using Pepper to integrate Adobe's Flash player and a PDF reader with Chrome, and in announcing its plan to bundle …
Cade Metz, 25 Jun 2010
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Adobe Flash update lances zero-day vuln

Adobe is due to release an update for Flash Player later on Tuesday that plugs a zero-day vulnerability. The critical update for Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18 and earlier versions, will be delivered alongside an equally important fix for Adobe AIR 1.5.2. Details of the vulnerability are being withheld pending the delivery of …
John Leyden, 9 Dec 2009
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Adobe Flash attack vector exploits insecure web design

An unpatched security risk involving Adobe Flash creates a possible mechanism for hackers to load exploits onto websites. The vulnerability was discovered by security researchers at Foreground Security and reported to both Adobe and Google, whose Google Applications, including Gmail, are potentially vulnerable to exploit. No …
John Leyden, 13 Nov 2009
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Snow Leopard forces silent Flash downgrade

Apple has bundled a vulnerable version of Flash with Snow Leopard. As a result, Mac users who upgrade their operating system will be left exposed to Adobe Flash-based attacks - even if they had previously kept up to date with patches. The latest version of Flash Player for Mac is version 10.0.32.18. Applying Snow Leopard loads …
John Leyden, 3 Sep 2009
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Flash update plugs zero-day Adobe vuln

Adobe released an update to its Flash Player software on Thursday, completing a busy week of security updates from the software developer. Users are advised to upgrade to Flash version 10.0.32.18 to defend against a cross-platform flaw that has become the focus of hacking attacks since last week. Components of the vulnerable …
John Leyden, 31 Jul 2009
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Adobe promises fix for critical Flash hole next week

Adobe has promised to fix a critical vulnerability in its Flash player software by the end of next week. The flaw - which stems from a bug in a component of its Flash player software but also affects Adobe Reader and Acrobat - has become the focus of targeted hacking attacks over recent days. As a result Adobe Flash player ( …
John Leyden, 24 Jul 2009
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The long road to Reader and Flash security Nirvana

Updated Adobe on Tuesday patched a hole in its ubiquitous Acrobat Reader program that allows attackers to remotely install malware without requiring unsuspecting users to do anything more than browse to the wrong website. Real-world attacks targeting the vulnerability, which affects all versions of Reader, have been circulating for …
Dan Goodin, 10 Mar 2009
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AVG slaps Trojan label on Adobe Flash

AVG, the popular anti-virus package, has falsely identified Adobe Flash as potentially malicious. The snafu comes just days after AVG slapped a bogus Trojan warning on a core Windows component. Users on AVG forums complained on Friday that Adobe Flash was detected by AVG's scanner as malicious, following a recent update. The …
John Leyden, 14 Nov 2008
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Google researcher calls for Flash flush

A Google researcher is advising that security professionals rewrite code associated with Adobe Flash content two weeks after warning that buggy files can be exploited by attackers to gain complete control over transactions on websites belonging to banks, government agencies and other trusted organizations. The security bug …
Dan Goodin, 2 Jan 2008

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