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Adobe Flash~The worst security risk of all time??
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Jim Hillier
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March 15, 2011 - 8:27 pm
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Does Adobe Flash Player have the worst security record of all time??

Has Adobe ever released a version of Flash Player that [i:jpzmsabe]wasn't[/i:jpzmsabe] riddled with vulnerabilities??

Adobe has just discovered a "critical vulnerability" in its Flash Player that has the potential to cause all kinds of trouble; the flaw could cause a user's computer or mobile device to crash and, even more concerning, the vulnerability could "potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system."

The flaw affects Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions of the platform running on every major operating system, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. It's also an issue on Android devices running Flash 10.1 and earlier. To date, Adobe has discovered that the vulnerability is being exploited in Flash files, as well as through Microsoft Excel but the issue hasn't affected Reader or Acrobat.

According to reports; Adobe plans to release a fix for the vulnerability sometime next week. Until then, the company has warned users to "follow security best practices by keeping their anti-malware software and definitions up to date.".........no sh*t Sherlock!!

Roll on HTML5!!!

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March 15, 2011 - 8:48 pm
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Does Adobe Flash Player have the worst security record of all time??[/quote:53u9k1p4]

Yes, even worse than Microsoft, if that's even possible...

Has Adobe ever released a version of Flash Player that [i:53u9k1p4]wasn't[/i:53u9k1p4] riddled with vulnerabilities??
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Not that I know of. I dumped all things Adobe a long time ago. Unfortunately, I can't function without using the Flash player.

Adobe has just discovered a "critical vulnerability" in its Flash Player that has the potential to cause all kinds of trouble; the flaw could cause a user's computer or mobile device to crash and, even more concerning, the vulnerability could "potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." [/quote:53u9k1p4]

Not even remotely surprised.

The flaw affects Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions of the platform running on every major operating system, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. It's also an issue on Android devices running Flash 10.1 and earlier. To date, Adobe has discovered that the vulnerability is being exploited in Flash files, as well as through Microsoft Excel but the issue hasn't affected Reader or Acrobat.[/quote:53u9k1p4]

Don't get me started about Reader and Acrobat. Two of the crappiest programs ever made, if you ask me.

According to reports; Adobe plans to release a fix for the vulnerability sometime next week. Until then, the company has warned users to "follow security best practices by keeping their anti-malware software and definitions up to date.".........no sh*t Sherlock!![/quote:53u9k1p4]

Ya think?

Roll on HTML5!!![/quote:53u9k1p4]

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An update on this subject:

As if to reinforce the opinion that Adobe flash is indeed a security joke, this headline yesterday:

"[b:34guza1b][i:34guza1b]Adobe to fix Flash Player hole this week[/i:34guza1b][/b:34guza1b]"

The report goes on to say: [i:34guza1b]"Adobe will release a fix for a new critical bug in Flash Player on Friday for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, while Google Chrome users will be protected by Thursday through the browser's auto-update feature."[/i:34guza1b]

It appears Adobe's predilection for releasing flawed Flash Player software is indeed relentless!!!

It seems, even after years of practice, they still can't get it right!!

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April 15, 2011 - 4:50 am
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Unless you're talking about Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, or other parts of the CS suites then Adobe has BIG problems. Acrobat is just a pile of crap that needs to be rewritten and flash makes me cringe.

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I suppose they are doing such things and when someone find, they make update product )
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