Things are getting messed up with Adobe’s Flash Player, because no matter how many new updates are released, hackers always find a way to break into people’s computers using this software’s vulnerabilities. In the last period, ransomware attacks have become a serious issue and if you think you can get away easily, then think again, because once your device will be infected with malware, you will be threatened that all your files will be deleted if you won’t pay the ransome. That’s why it’s very important to install the latest Flash Player update, when it gets released.
Anyone can fall victim to ransomware attacks, because it’s hard to know when these infections occur. Users just visit infected websites, they don’t need to download any program or to click on ads and out of the sudden, they are warned that if they don’t pay money, their files will be deleted. These ransomware attacks are possible because Adobe and other developers don’t patch security holes in their software, giving hackers a free hand to mess around.
Flash Player, Internet Explorer and Silverlight are three of the programs with big problems, which need to be updated pretty often, in order to prevent hackers from doing great damage. They’re known as having security issues, but the Flash Player is even more problematic and Adobe is forced to release updates a few times a week.
The latest Flash Player update is 188.8.131.52 and it’s available for Windows for Internet Explorer – ActiveX, Firefox – NPAPI, Google Chrome and Chromium – PPAPI, as well for Mac for Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox – NPAPI and Chromium – PPAPI, for ChromeOS and Linux for Google Chrome. This update can be downloaded from get.adobe.com/flashplayer, but it comes with a big issue: “BitmapData.draw does not position Sprites with 3D transforms correctly when Sprites are clipped by a ScrollRect ”. A month ago, Adobe had to launch an emergency update which fixed 23 vulnerabilities.