Adobe Releases New Emergency Flash Security Patch

13th February 2013

Adobe recently released an emergency patch after two serious security vulnerabilities were found in the latest version of its Flash Player.

The first exploit was found in the use of malicious Flash content embedded into Microsoft word documents and shared via email, aimed at the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows. The second security vulnerability involved malicious SWF code embedded on websites which targeted Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on OS X.

Both of the security issues are being actively exploited and Adobe recommends users update as soon as possible to avoid future problems. IE 10 and Chrome users will receive the update automatically through the respective browsers, but other users will need to download the update manually via the Flash Player Download Centre.

Existing Customer?

Business users with a proactive Desktop Maintenance Plan will have this service applied automatically during your next update. Others should contact their IT support, such as VPW Devon computer services, for help with rolling out the updates.

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