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Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash After Ransomware Attacks

Question asked by kingfish on Apr 8, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2016 by black_zion

Adobe issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs.

The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in "drive-by" attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.

 

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