Adobe warning users of yet another zero-day Flash Player vulnerability, third in a month

By Himanshu Arora ยท 14 replies
Feb 3, 2015
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  1. Just last week, Adobe issued fixes for a couple of zero-day Flash Player bugs, and now the company is warning users of another zero-day vulnerability that's being exploited in the wild. The bug in question, which is being tracked as CVE-2015-0313 in the...

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    ABP anyone??

    Well I'm done with Flash, will uninstall it and hopefuly HTML5 adoption is quicker.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,738   +3,706

    And now I'm being harassed about updating Flash. Firefox tells me about it, ever website I visit. But since I updated Flash not long ago for the very same reason, I am now stubborn and refuse to update every month (yeah I know it has actually been longer).
  4. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 684   +254

    Ah, the joys of the new age of subscription based software. "Pay us $99.99 a year to use our software." Of course, it takes just about that long to iron out any bug and security flaws. So what you are "really" doing is paying to be a guinea pig beta-tester.

    And Microsoft wants us to ALL be on the same version one day. All little bricks in the same wall using the same version and the same colors.

    It was a wonderful concept in fantasy land. In the real word...not so much.

    This is why I personally don't mind being behind the bleeding edge of all things. Standing too close to the edge might actually cause bleeding.

    Yes Flash player is free but it still gives me yet another opportunity to rant against subscription-based software and where we are all headed.

    "WARNING: Security vulnerabilities have been identified in previous versions of Flash Player. You should update your software immediately. Not withstanding the possibility that new security vulnerabilities may actually be introduced as a result of fixing the old ones."
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    Once again the same guy talking male-cow-fecal-waste that doesn't even apply to the topic... because "I know but it gives me the oportunity to rant". So much win everywhere.

    Also, I'm still uninstalling flash player! And recommend anyone who doesn't to install and use ABP (Ad-Block-Plus), this way at least you are blocking those malware infected ads from running (Or should be doing that).
    lipe123 likes this.
  6. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 65

    ABP isn't as good as it used to. It now seems to load some of the ads before hiding them. A while ago I read an article saying they were sellouts and letting some ads through, with deals from some companies, and now I'm starting the believe it.
  7. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 719   +236

    The have always had a whitelist of allowable ads!
    You are even warned about it during the install and have the option to turn those ads off too.
    Ignorance isn't a valid excuse to badmouth something.

    Looks like there used to be a long time where no one really cared about security and now its catching up to companies in a bad way :(
  8. Runt1me

    Runt1me TS Rookie Posts: 30

    "This behavior is by design."

    ABP: as S_brideau said & still on techspot front page:

    Screw all ads. The reason people block them is because they have never and will never play by the rules.. a simple image hosted on the website you're viewing... but no, so screw them.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Only 3 in a month? Were they having a slow month then?
  10. Firefox with NoScript blocks Flash, Ads, etc.
  11. FF quickjava 2.0.6 very useful
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,030   +2,558

    I surprised they have the hubris to call this junk in our homes a, "PC", (personal computer). To me it seems more like a corporate sponsored rectal exam for your bank account.
    indianacarnie likes this.
  13. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    I stopped using ABP a few years ago and have been using Ad-block and Ad-muncher instead.

    As far as flash goes, the quicker it dies the better.
  14. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Flash Player updates automatically if you install the latest version. That's the only reason I don't mind keeping it on the systems I manage at work, since I no longer have to actively administer the software.
  15. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 131   +11

    For Chrome Users This Setting Should Protect You From Drive By Flash:

    chrome://settings/ > advanced > Privacy > Content Settings > Pluig-ins > Click "Click to play"

    So you would then have to click to play the bad flash. If your that dumb, well then... Too bad for you.. haha

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