Another “Critical Flaw” Spotted on Adobe Flash Player

April 13th, 2011 at 8:11 am

Adobe Flash Player is under attack from hackers, barely a month after it suffered the same fate. The company was forced to issue an advisory stating that a critical flaw is being exploited.

Last month, hackers embedded malicious Flash (.swf) files in Excel (.xls) files disguised as e-mail attachments. This time, the hackers are conducting targeted attacks using Flash files placed in Microsoft Word (.doc) files.

So far, the attacks affect only Adobe Flash Player version 10.2 and earlier on Windows systems. However, other versions like Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android, are also vulnerable to attack. Adobe has yet to announced when this vulnerability would be fixed.

It cannot be helped that such flaws in Adobe Flash is seen as justification for Apple’s decision to keep its iPad and iPhone Flash-free.

Source: The Inquirer, image by Engadget


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