A brand new Flash bug has been used to infect PC’s. A zero-day bug is one announced with zero notice to the vendor. Normally security researchers give Adobe time to fix their software before announcing the bug’s details, but not this time.
The zero-day affects Flash Player installs 188.8.131.52 and earlier. The current version is 184.108.40.206 and this will be automatically installed for all maintained clients. Anyone looking after their own infrastructure should check and update immediately.
An attacker can infect Microsoft Office documents, web pages, e-mails, etc. Anything that can contain Flash files so it’s easy to use and Flash is installed on most computers.
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