Monkeys Beware: New zero-day exploit hits fully patched Adobe Flash

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Figures, just updated to Adobe Flash 19 this morning......

    Thanks for the heads up.
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  3. Gesko

    Gesko Monkey+++

    Flash is evil, always was, always will be. thank god there is not really a need for it anymore now with HTML5
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  4. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Can I load HTML5 on Windows 7 and then delete flash?
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    If you are using Firefox, just go to addons management and under your plugins you will be able to change the setting to enable, disable or ask you to activate the plugin. Also, do not visit strange websites. This exploit appears to mainly be targeted at .GOV types, and Adobe is expected to release a patch soon anyway.
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  6. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey++

    Many sites are moving away from Flash and using HTML5. If you uninstall Flash, it will (in a roundabout way) encourage more sites to use HTML5 -- because they keep stats on visitors. If they see you can use HTML 5 but not Flash, they throw more support behind developing HTML 5.

    Most importantly, whichever browser you use, just keep it up to date.

    Chrome v.42 and Opera v.29 score best on HTML 5 tests. But HTML 5 is also supported in Firefox 37, Safari 8, and IE 11. Those are in decreasing levels of support -- so if you are using IE 11, your HTML 5 support is pretty bad.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  7. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Thank you vey much, Brokor!!!!
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