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Hackers Exploit Newest Adobe Flash Bug

Written on November 01, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Adobe acknowledged another flaw on their Flash player, as Mila Parkour reported the bug. Users must be aware of some PDF files that are sleeping inside their computers. Or else it may drop a bomb.

Adobe confirmed today that hackers are exploiting a critical un-patched bug in Flash Player. According to a security advisory issued by the company: “There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against Adobe Reader and Acrobat.”

Mila Parkour, an independent security researcher, reported that a malicious PDF file document exploits the bug in Reader, then drops a malware on the victimized machine. All versions of Flash on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android carries the bug by the “Authplay” component of Reader and Acrobat 9.x. And while no patch is available yet, users can protect themselves by deleting the authplay.dll. However, it will crash the Reader and Acrobat when it access a file that contains a Flash content.

Adobe promised to issue a fix by November 9, and will update the Reader and Acrobat a week after that.

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Adobe Flash for Nokia, BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft is Here

Written on October 26, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"Flash Player 10.1 is available on Android and Google TV today, with BlackBerry platform, HP webOS 2.0, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian OS also expected to support Flash Player 10.1." ---Official words from Adobe

Adobe just announced that version of Flash are now on its way to major smartphone OS. After it is done, the world wide mobile industry can access Flash operated websites. This technology will allow you to open Flash games, navigations, and video. This operation has been in demand for so many years and finally the wait is over.

Mos of Google’s Android OS 2.2 has already made use of this plug-in and now there’s HP Palm Pre 2. Adobe didn’t give out details on when are the company is releasing versions for BlackBerry OS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, the Symbian OS, or Nokia/Intel’s MeeGo.

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