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Friday April 08, 2016

Adobe Issues Another Emergency Flash Update After Ransomware Attacks

Adobe, a world leader in overlooking critical security flaws in its own products, has issued another emergency update to Flash. Just one month after its last emergency update, this new flaw was being exploited in "drive-by" attacks that infect computers with ransomware.

Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in "drive-by" attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.

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