On Monday, Adobe released important patches for its Flash Player across all platforms. The patches relate to several vulnerabilities in the Flash Player, several of which could potentially have allowed code execution on the target platform. Flash being used in numerous web advertisement platforms, this update is critical.
Just about every version of Flash was affected, from Flash for Windows 10 to Flash Player for Linux. It should be noted that the Linux vulnerability was rated a “3” in priority, whereas other platforms, including ChromeOS, were rated as “1” in priority, by Adobe’s own standards. Windows and Macintosh users who have enabled automatic updates will have [...]
A Windows vulnerability has been found by Google Security researcher James Forshaw, a member of Google Project Zero. Microsoft Windows 8.1 is confirmed to have a 0-day vulnerability that allows for exploitation of a “privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows 8.1.” This Windows vulnerability would allow a hacker to modify the contents of a target computer and, with the right programs, completely take over the victim’s computer.