Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) announced in a security bulletin on their website that the Flash vulnerability affecting Mac and Windows users has been fixed.
On October 14, Adobe had found a critical vulnerability in the Flash Player, saying that if someone exploited it, “could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
The report stated that the Flash’s software developers were aware of the complaints about this being used in limited, targeted attacks.
Adobe gave the vulnerability the state of critical, which according to their ratings means that it is a vulnerability that could allow malicious software to execute without the user noticing it. Peter Pi, of Trend Micro, reported the breach on the software.
Adobe encourages you to verify the Flash Player version installed on your system, clicking on running content of Flash and selecting “About Adobe Flash Player” to check it on the different browsers installed, in order to get the fixed update.
Adobe Flash Player is the standard software used in web content to included designs, animations, and app interfaces that are deployed all browsers and platforms.
Many companies using Flash, like Amazon and Mozilla, have been affected by security issues several times, leading them to disable it and asking for Flash to be “retired”. Experts recommend that if you are running any version of Flash, you should install any updates available to protect your computer.