Update for Adobe Flash Required to Prevent Attacks

Adobe has posted an emergency security bulletin recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately, citing that a failure to update will leave systems open to potential attacks. According to officials at Adobe, “this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.”

Users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems are advised to install the update, although Linux users are less likely to be targeted by hackers. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to get the latest version of Flash for your particular operating system.

Here’s a breakdown of the recommended updates:

    Users of Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier versions for Mac and Windows should update to version 12.0.0.44

    Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.335 and earlier versions for Linux should update to version 11.2.202.336

    Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.41 installed with Google Chrome will automatically be updated to the latest Chrome version, which includes version 12.0.0.44 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux

    Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.38 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest IE 10 version, which includes Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 for Windows 8.0

    Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.38 installed with Internet Explorer 11 will automatically be updated to the latest IE 11 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44 for Windows 8.1

Flash updates for all operating systems can be found, here.

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