We have had many concerned clients calling about the latest emergency update from Adobe for it’s Flash Player. Last week, Adobe released this update for what it characterized as a “critical vulnerability”. A vulnerability that if exploited, would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware. This vulnerability is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 184.108.40.2066 and earlier.
Many of you are running the Corporate Malwarebytes product which will protect you from these types of exploits. Also, if you use the Chrome Browser or IE for Windows 8.1 or 10, or Edge for Windows 10, you are automatically updated.
For those that would like to make sure their Flash Player is updated, here is the easiest way to check. Open the browser you use (check all browsers that you use) and go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
That will give you the installed version, a list of the current versions and a link to the Player Download Center to get updates.
Sometimes the current version box is blank or you get a message that an add-in failed to run or is needed. This just means Flash not installed so good, just move on.
As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns. Call Chris direct at 919-348-2258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org