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Facebook Disabled Flash For Video Finally

So Facebook disabled Flash for video finally, sadly it’s still there for games but a large use case for it just went out the window. And really, it’s not surprising after the recent mega patch in Adobe Flash that fixed 78 CVE classified vulnerabilities. There’s just no good reason for anyone to still be using […]

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Latest Update Patches 78 CVE-classified Flash Security Vulnerabilities

So as a rule, in 2015 running Adobe Flash is already pretty scary – but the latest patch release covers 78 CVE-classified Flash security vulnerabilities. That’s not scary, that’s terrifying. By now you kinda expect flaws in Flash, it’s just a given. But 78 CVE-classified vulnerabilities in one patch release? That’s just insane, that’s worse […]

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Flash Zero Day Being Exploited In The Wild

This is not the first Flash Zero Day and it certainly won’t be the last, thanks to the Sandbox implemented in Chrome since 2011 – users of the browser are fairly safe. Those using IE are in danger (as usual) and certain versions of Firefox. It has been rolled into the popular Angler Exploit Kit, […]

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At Last – Adobe Launches Sandboxed Flash Player For Firefox

Finally a proactive measure from Adobe to try and remedy the horrible security flaws they have introduced to Firefox with their Flash Player. There have been some massive hacks recently due to Flash – – Hackers Exploiting Latest Adobe Flash Bug On Large Scale – Adobe Patches Latest Flash Zero Day Vulnerability – Adobe Promises […]

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Hackers Exploiting Latest Adobe Flash Bug On Large Scale

It’s very out of character for Adobe – but they’ve actually released two out of band patches in the last week or so. They’ve had to patch 4 times in the past 2 months – that’s a total of 6 times in 2011 so far – with 5 out of those 6 being for critical […]

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Adobe Promises Patch For Flash 0-day Being Used In Targeted Attacks

With all the new vulnerabilities with working exploits pouring out of Pwn2Own, I can’t say I expected to see another 0-day in Adobe Flash outside of the contest. It wasn’t that long ago (back in October 2010) when there was another Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat and Adobe were scrambling […]

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Critical Zero Day Abobe Flash Flaw Puts Android Phones At Risk

Adobe hasn’t been having the best of luck recently with a string of serious PDF exploits in their Reader software and now in less than a week two critical flaws in Flash. This is a pretty serious flaw and sadly proves Steve Jobs right for not supporting Flash on the iPhone and Ipad. A new […]

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SWFScan – Free Flash Application Security Scanner

HP SWFScan is a free tool developed by HP Web Security Research Group, which will automatically find security vulnerabilities in applications built on the Flash platform. HP is offering SWFScan because: Their research shows that developers and increasingly implementing applications built on the Adobe Flash platform without the required security expertise. As a result, they […]

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SWFIntruder – Analysis and Security Testing of Flash Applications

With a recent spate of attacks from banner ads (many of which are using flash) this might be a useful tool if you are using flash or more accurately flash applications on your website or portal. I did mention a Flash decompiler a while back, now we have SWFIntruder (pronounced Swiff Intruder), which is apparently […]

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