Posts Tagged ‘flash player’

Microsoft Publishes Long-Awaited February 2017 Flash Update KB4010250

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Better late than never, I guess …

Microsoft announced last week that it would not release security patches on February’s Patch Day. In fact, the February Patch Day was canceled completely by the company; a first in the Patch Day’s history. Microsoft revealed that it would delay the February Patch Day to the March Patch Day. This means that the February 2017 security patches will be released alongside the March 2017 patches by the company. This would not be a problem where it not for known unpatched security issues. A SMB security issue was revealed on February 3rd, 2017 that affects Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server.


Adobe Releases Third Flash Player Security Update this Month

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Given the number of folks out there who are trying to hack into your system via Flash, it’s probably a good idea to keep up with these …

Adobe’s Flash Player, just like Oracle’s Java, seems to be in permanent focus when it comes to security. Both are preferred targets of hackers and criminals thanks to their wide distribution. Adobe this month released three security updates for Flash Player. The first two security updates were released on February 7 and 12, fixing critical security issues in Flash Player.


Flash Player 11.3 Issues in Firefox – More Troubleshooting Tips

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

If you’re having problems with Firefox and Flash, you might want to check this out …

Ten days ago Firefox users started to report issues with Flash contents in the browser. Some users noticed Flash Player causing freezes or crashes in the browser, while others could not get videos on sites like YouTube to work anymore. All these issues were linked to a Flash Player update that Adobe released earlier. Both Mozilla and Adobe began their investigations, and while Mozilla did correct a Flash Player related crash in an update a few days ago, issues were still experienced by Firefox users.


Adobe Releases Flash Player 11, Air 3

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I guess this explains why Adobe has been nagging me to download an update every time I restart my PC …

Adobe software today has released the final versions of Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3. Probably the biggest feature of Flash Player 11 is hardware accelerated graphics rendering support through Stage 3D. Adobe states that the new technology improves rendering times by a factor of up to a 1000 times over Flash Player 10. This new rendering speed allows for “console-quality” games on the Flash platform, according to Adobe who published two sample videos that demonstrate the capabilities of the new version of Flash.


Flash Player and VLC Security Updates Released

Monday, June 6th, 2011

These security related Flash updates are usually fairly important …

Adobe and VideoLAN have released security updates for some of their software programs today. Adobe released a new version of Adobe Flash Player which fixes a security vulnerability in the popular application. The security bulletin reveals that an important security vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier on all supported operating systems including Flash on Android. The cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used to impersonate a user on a website such as that of a webmail provider or financial website. Adobe confirmed reports that the vulnerability is actively exploited by embedded malicious links in email messages.


Here We Go Again – Yet Another Flash 0-day Vulnerability Emerges

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This is sort of a clumsily written article, but it’s still important information, none the less …

Flash player users, which is the majority of Internet users, do not come to rest in past years. There is seldom a month passing by without another Flash vulnerability. Adobe today released a security advisory warning for all Flash users that describes a critical security vulnerability in the popular software.


New Critical 0-day Flash Vulnerability Exploited via Excel Attachments

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Yikes. Yet another security issue that involves Adobe products …

Adobe today has released a new security advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat. All three applications are affected by a critical 0-day vulnerability that is exploited via Excel email attachments. Vulnerable versions are Adobe Flash Player and earlier for all supported desktop operating systems, Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Android and Adobe Reader and Acrobat X, 10.x and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh.


Adobe Plans to Integrate Flash Cookie Cleaning in Browsers

Friday, January 14th, 2011

This is good news …

One of the main problems with flash cookies, or local shared objects (LSOs), is that they are harder to clean than regular cookies. For regular cookies the browser offers all the means to edit and delete them. That’s supported by all major browsers for a very long time. Local Shared Objects on the other hand are out of reach which means that it is not that easy to delete them. The second problem associated with them is that many users do not even know that they exist. And if they do, they need to find out how they can be deleted. That’s a usability nightmare for users who are inexperienced or not that tech-savvy.


DivX HiQ – Replace Video Player on Youtube and Other Video Sites

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Interesting … Here’s a video player that claims to be less of a resource-hog than Adobe Flash …

Current Adobe Flash versions cause a heavy load on many computer systems during video playback. This will change with the upcoming Adobe Flash Player 10.2 which is currently available as a beta version. Users who are experiencing performance problems during video playback, especially when they are playing high definition contents on video sites such as Youtube, Facebook, ESPN or Break, have the option of replacing the Flash video player with a third party player; And DivX HiQ is that player. The free software is available for Windows and Macintosh systems. It gets installed as a add-on or extension in popular browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox. One thing that I did not like about the installation was that it added itself to all browsers instead of giving the user a choice of web browser to which it should be added to.


Adobe Patches and Reports New Vulnerabilities

Friday, November 5th, 2010

It’s strange that Adobe went for years without many major security problems, but then all of a sudden, it seems like there’s a new Adobe security problem every week …

Adobe’s Flash Player was updated yesterday fixing several security vulnerabilities in the process. The patch was initially slated for a November 9 release but released in advance yesterday. But Adobe Flash was not the only vulnerable Adobe product. Adobe has scheduled an update for their popular pdf readers Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat on November 15 to fix an actively exploited vulnerability.