Adobe has announced the latest in a long line of “critical” Flash vulnerabilities, allowing an attacker to take control of your Mac. The same vulnerability has been found in Adobe AIR. The company has released updates for both, which we recommend you install immediately.

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player.  These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-1010 is being used in limited, targeted attacks.

You can update from the link below …

To update your version of Flash, visit Adobe’s update page and hit the ‘Install now’ button. As ever, of course, only ever install updates directly from Adobe.

Apple often acts to block vulnerable versions of Flash in Safari, and is likely to do the same here, but that isn’t an instant process.

Steve Jobs famously penned an essay in 2010 on why he would not allow Flash to run on iOS devices. Six years later, this bug-ridden platform still refuses to die …

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