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All Flash versions vulnerable to remote control attack until next week


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I just uninstalled Flash on my computers and tablets and won't be putting it back on until it is patched. I may not load it ever again.

 

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"A vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a machine running Flash is currently being exploited in the wild, Trend Micro has found.

 

In the wake of its monthly patch rollout yesterday, Adobe has announced it is currently working on a new update for Flash to fix a critical vulnerability that is currently being exploited.

 

All current versions of Flash are vulnerable to the exploit that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected machine.

"Adobe expects to make an update available during the week of October 19," the company said in its advisory.

 

Earlier this year, Facebook chief security officer, Alex Stamos, called for Flash to be killed off.

"It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day," he said.

 

Yesterday, Adobe patched 13 critical vulnerabilities in Flash that also had the potential to allow an attacker to take over a system."

 

It targets government agencies but is attacking anyone sucked into it. More details in the article here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/all-flash-versions-vulnerable-to-remote-control-attack-until-next-week/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

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Does flash run on 10 like it did on 8.1 built into the system? When I go through the control panel and click on the flash icon it no longer allows me to check for updates or tells me what version I am running?

 

Dennis

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Does flash run on 10 like it did on 8.1 built into the system? When I go through the control panel and click on the flash icon it no longer allows me to check for updates or tells me what version I am running?

 

Dennis

You can still use the old 8.1 control panel in your W10 too check for updates. Put in the search start "Control Panel"

I have mine saved to the task bar along with the new W10 "Settings"

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The latest Flash version player is 19.0.0.226 as of today. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

OK, I just pulled out the other laptop that I am selling to my friend as soon as he comes up with the money. It still has Windows 7 and I uninstalled flash via the Control panel " Programs and features." I then went to You Tube and watched a Music video. You tube has been able to render without Flash for quite some time. I also have VLC and all its CODECs loaded on all my systems.

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