Adobe to Issue Emergency Flash Player fix After Being Hacked

News - (on June 25, 2015 05:43 AM)


 

Do You Really Need Flash Player?


Adobe has confirm of being victim of sophisticated and targeted attack on its multimedia software ‘Flash’ and urged people to upgrade to an emergency software patch fix


Adobe - an American multinational computer software company – has released an emergency and temporary multimedia software for online usage after it has confirmed a "limited, targeted attacks" on its software ‘Flash Player’


Adobe Flash Player is a free browser plug-in that is used across the BBC, and other websites for playing videos, animations and games. Flash Player is reported to be attacked by a targeted hacking attempt which according to Adobe affected Windows, Mac and Linux systems worldwide.


By this targeted attack, the hackers were able to access and took control of computers. However, Adobe adopted emergency measures to launch another Flash Player and urged people to upgrade to this newly issued online software to make things secure.


Mark James, a security specialist from ESET said. “Since Flash is such a widely used plug-in, it stands to reason that it will be one of the most targeted apps for vulnerability"


"If you want to affect as many people as possible, then you need an application that a lot of users use, and Flash is one of them."


One of the security blogger, Mr. Brian Krebs thinks "It might be worth considering whether you really need to keep Flash Player installed at all" or not. He wrote on his blog that he has “spent the better part of the last month running a little experiment to see how much” he “would miss Adobe‘s buggy and insecure Flash Player software” if he is to “removed it from… systems altogether”


He further urge people to wipe out flash from their Chrome browser by giving simple method, “type “chrome:plugins” into the address bar, and on the Plug-ins page look for the “Flash” listing: To disable Flash, click the disable link (to re-enable it, click “enable”).” He says.


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