Hackers Jump Through Flash Hole
It didn't take loser hacker jerks long to attack a zero-day hole in Adobe Flash. The attacks have already let hackers into remote systems where they can cause crashes. So far, hacks are few and far between, and a Flash patch should be out this Monday.
Like many hacks, the bad code is sent through e-mail and activated when the bogus mail is opened.
Right now the malicious code is embedded in Excel files, but Adobe warns that PDFs may soon become a carrier as well. Adobe has already updated Reader and Acrobat to help thwart these attacks.
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/16/2011 at 1:18 PM