Tuesday, 3 February 2015

To Flash, or not to Flash?

Adobe suffers its third critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) for this year. The vulnerabilities are exploited by the use malicious advertisements known as malvertising attacks. Due to the fact advertisements are designed to load once a user visits a site, the infection happens automatically. 

The affected version of this third vulnerability were:
  • Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Adobe Flash Player and earlier 13 x versions
There are two Flash player updates already released by Adobe to mitigate the two previous vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-0310, CVE-2015-0311) and new updates are expected during this week for the latest vulnerability. 

In the meanwhile, make sure your flash does not load automatically by enabling the click-to-play feature of your web browser, make sure your AntiVirus solution is up-to-date, make sure you have the latest Flash player installed downloaded only by the legitimate Adobe website and last but not least, use an ad-blocker. 

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