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Flash Flaw Found and Fixed

Pretty much all of us (unless we're on an iPad) run Flash to some extent. And that means we are all vulnerable.

Adobe, whether it is because its software is so ubiquitous or poorly engineered, has more patches than a Three Stooges car tire. And like Microsoft, it releases patches on a fixed schedule. And like Microsoft, it tries to be transparent about its issues.

Case in point: Last week a patch came out to block a zero-day Flash cross-scripting vulnerability -- one that left users of Flash Player 10 and earlier open to hackers taking over you machine to crash it or use for misdeeds.

One solution is the patch. The other is upgrading to the very latest version of Flash.

What software represents your biggest security concern? Tell us all at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/26/2011 at 1:18 PM


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