Adobe Flash for Android Has Critical Vulnerability

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    Adobe Flash for Android Has Critical Vulnerability


    A recent Adobe security bulletin indicates that all versions of Adobe Flash for Android have a "zero-day exploit" critical vulnerability. From what the report shares, the vulnerability is a Microsoft word document email attachment with an embedded flash file. When the flash code is executed the hacker can run malicious code on the affected device. Adobe is keenly aware of the issue, (obviously because they reported it), and are working on a fix.

    Source: AndroidPolice and Adobe Security Bulletin

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    Seems like Adobe ALWAYS has a critical vulnerability...

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    And it's always a zero day vulnerability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    And it's always a zero day vulnerability.

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    Yup. I'm thinking maybe Apple is right with their no-Flash rule...

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    It's not mandatory to install it. I like having the option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    It's nit mandatory to install it. I like having the option.

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    That's fair.

    I wish work was giving me a Xoom instead of an iPad! Oh well, not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth, especially considering there's some proprietary software they're building for it. Guess I'll have to save up for a Xoom for play.

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    I think some (most) of the blame should fall to microsoft for this. Why are applications with code embeddable into word processing documents?

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    Because it is easy to put them in it. You write code in notepad and attach it embed it whatever you want to call it. Not Microsoft's fault that people use their software or the fact that most end users have no clue how to avoid issues. FYI, I can put a code into ANYONE'S software AND GUARANTEE not ONE ANTI-VIRUS will ever find the Malware. There are too many ways to exploit peoples inexperience and lack of security or interest in security. Heck people believe the IPhone 4 is a 4G phone for crying out loud. Trust me I know, I have many years programming experience and have tried to inform the average person to ways of protecting themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
    Because it is easy to put them in it. You write code in notepad and attach it embed it whatever you want to call it. Not Microsoft's fault that people use their software or the fact that most end users have no clue how to avoid issues. FYI, I can put a code into ANYONE'S software AND GUARANTEE not ONE ANTI-VIRUS will ever find the Malware. There are too many ways to exploit peoples inexperience and lack of security or interest in security. Heck people believe the IPhone 4 is a 4G phone for crying out loud. Trust me I know, I have many years programming experience and have tried to inform the average person to ways of protecting themselves.

    Yeah but MS word isn't going to run your text document as an executable. That's the point. It wouldn't be a security hole if it was just an attachment, but this is embedded scripting. I totally agree with you btw, but MS made that bed by making word into a presentation publishing document thing. If all it did was format text and pictures, sans scripting, there would be a lot less of a problem. I don't let Adobe off the hook completely here either, but to see stories like this, with the "Adobe is evil and insecure" sensationalism, frustrate this former Flash developer.

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