“Adobe has updated its Flash software to fix a security hole, which was made public only after data was stolen from an online surveillance company,” Chris Foxx reports for BBC News.
“Italian firm Hacking Team sells spying software to intelligence agencies around the world. On Sunday, private data stolen from the company was posted online, indicating it knew about a serious flaw in Flash, but had not told Adobe,” Foxx reports. “Details of the software flaw were among 400GB of stolen data that was posted online. In the data, Hacking Team described the flaw as ‘the most beautiful Flash bug for the last four years.'”
“Adobe acknowledged the bug could ’cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,'” Foxx reports. “It said the flaw affected Flash 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The company released an update to Flash on Wednesday…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Adobe Flash is a cesspool. If you’re using it, update ASAP. More info and download link here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “buddabob” for the heads up.]