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In case you didn't know about Flash ... disable it NOW

Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:44 am

Instructions at link.

Adobe’s Flash plug-in has a big target painted on it. A recent leak shows there’s another Flash Player 0-day that allows attackers to compromise your computer, and that it’s been for sale for the last four years.

Flash is going away, and everyone should uninstall it at some point in the future. Here’s how to get rid of Flash, whether you’re using a browser’s built-in plug-in or a system-wide plug-in on Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, or Linux.

http://www.howtogeek.com/222275/how-to-uninstall-and-disable-flash-in-every-web-browser/

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Post by eddie on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:41 pm

Can't get flash on iPad for some reason
Glad I can't now lol

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:51 pm

eddie wrote:Can't get flash on iPad for some reason
Glad I can't now lol

Yeah, I don't know that iPad has ever had Flash. Most mobile devices don't; I still need it if I want to view live scoring updates for my stupid fantasy baseball team, though ...

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Re: In case you didn't know about Flash ... disable it NOW

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:50 pm

this is a bit of scare mongering really
i dont like Adobe
They are the biggest pain in the ass developer i have to deal with but there are so many exploits of this level in so many applications. And adobe are pretty good at patching their software.

Really If you have any downloaded toolbars or plugin's in your browser you are just as exposed by that too. this level of diligence is needed for sensitive information but not really home users. Better designed secure data stores Do not have operating internet browser on them at all. really they don't even have monitors attached to them, they are purpose built for the task and any deviation of normal behavior is apparent.

And Chrome has these built in a 'features' for 'Google support' Suspect Suspect Suspect

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:22 am

That may be why this website loses it's layers when Adblock is turned on in firefox.

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Re: In case you didn't know about Flash ... disable it NOW

Post by Lone Wolf on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:11 pm

Arrow

I OFTEN suspect that a lot of these "news breaking" stories from unknown 'third party' blog sites can often be "plants" from opposition companies peddling their own alternative products...

A CHEAP and nasty, but sometimes still quite successful, advertising and propaganda tool that has been around for thousands of years..


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Re: In case you didn't know about Flash ... disable it NOW

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