“Apple has issued a compulsory update forcing Mac OS X users to upgrade to the latest version of Flash, following the discovery of three zero-day vulnerabilities in the software,” Alastair Stevenson reports for V3.
“The update appears as a pop-up in all Apple systems using an outdated version of Flash,” Stevenson reports. “The forced update comes less than a week after a third critical zero-day Flash vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Trend Micro.”
“Adobe reported finding two other Flash zero-days in January. Both are known to have been actively targeted by hackers,” Stevenson reports. “The rapid discovery of the three flaws caused ripples in the security community. Experts from Darktrace, Trend Micro and Alienvault told V3 that the Flash flaws are evidence that traditional security practices are no longer effective.”
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