Hackers took down Apple Safari and Adobe Flash earning $282,500 in prizes on Wednesday, the first day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking challenge in Vancouver.
Adobe has decided to patch the zero day vulnerability that was disclosed in Flash Player earlier this week today — instead of next week as originally scheduled.
Adobe released a large update for Reader, Acrobat, and Flash today that addresses 69 critical vulnerabilities combined in the software.
Google promoted Chrome 45 to a stable release, patching 29 security vulnerabilities. It has also started pausing ads running Flash.
Google on Tuesday will begin pausing Flash ads by default in Chrome, a move that is designed mainly to help improve browser speed, but that will also be a security upgrade for users. The company announced the plan back in June and said this week that it will make the behavior the default setting for […]
Adobe has released a massive update for Flash, the application that has become the Internet’s problem child. The update contains patches for more than 30 vulnerabilities in Flash on Windows, OS X, and Linux. Adobe pushed out the fixes on Tuesday afternoon, the latest in a long series of fixes for Flash in the last […]
As the zero days in Adobe Flash continue to pile up, Mozilla has taken the unusual step of disabling by default all versions of Flash in Firefox. The move is a temporary one as Adobe prepares to patch two vulnerabilities in Flash that were discovered as a result of the HackingTeam document dump last week. […]
Ad fraud malware is one of the more profitable specialties in the cybercrime world, and the attackers who use it often have to adapt their tactics in order to keep the money rolling in. One of the tactics that they have adopted in recent months is that of updating the version of Flash that’s installed on an infected machine.
A Flash vulnerability that Adobe patched four years ago actually remains exploitable according to a presentation given by a pair of researchers at the TROOPERS security conference.