A recent article, Why You Should Update Adobe Flash Player on Your Computer by Amanda Schupak says that Adobe has recently released a security update to its Flash Player to patch vulnerability that allows hackers to control people’s computer remotely.

If you did not update Flash on your computer yet, you should to do it now. Here’s why.

  • Adobe was made aware of the problem, which affected almost all versions of Flash for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.
  • The company reported it as a serious vulnerability.
  • That misuse could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
  • Though well-known political and economic targets such as NATO and the White House, foreign affairs ministers and prominent political personalities in Ukraine and Russia are most at risk, the error could leave anyone exposed to an attack that could possibly give the cybercriminals remote control of their computers.

According to Adobe security bulletin, the vulnerability was only being used in limited, targeted attacks. However, the company still suggests that users should update to the latest version of the software.

Users can update the Flash player by visiting the Adobe update center or by accepting a desktop update notification. Adobe said that Flash Player installed with Google Chrome would be automatically updated to the newest Google Chrome version.

Conclusion

Updating Flash player and other application software is very vital in protecting your computer and mobile devices against hackers and cybercriminals.  At Shift Tech Solutions we provide comprehensive technical support for computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices. If you are experiencing any problems with your digital devices, call us and we can assist you. We excel in Remote Online Computer Help and Remote Online Avast Antivirus Support so give us a call today!

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