“Adobe on Friday released a security bulletin that announced an emergency update that affects all versions of its Flash Player, though it seems the exploit is currently being used to target Windows PCs running Microsoft’s Internet Explorer,” AppleInsider reports.
“Dubbed an ‘object confusion vulnerability,’ the bug tricks a user into opening a malicious file sent in an email message which can cause Flash to crash, potentially giving the attacker control of the affected PC,” AppleInsider reports.
“First reported by Microsoft Vulnerability Research, the bug resides in Flash Player code for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, though Adobe claims that the exploit being used only targets Internet Explorer for Microsoft’s OS,” AppleInsider reports. “Users who installed Flash on Google Chrome are unaffected as the browser updated automatically.”
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