Another day, another Flash update. Adobe is beginning to push out the latest update to the Flash Player due to security concerns. Mac and Windows users will want to install this update as soon as possible. It’s unusual for an exploit to show up on the Mac platform as a majority of computers are running Windows. This speaks to the severity of the exploit.
The exploit that Adobe is patching with this update has to do with malicious links embedded within Flash content. This particular exploit targets the Firefox browser, but Chrome and Internet Explorer users should update anyway to be safe. Here’s what Adobe had to say about this update:
“These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
Previously, Adobe issued an emergency patch for the Flash Player on February 8th. This exploit allowed hackers to take over a person’s machine.
Adobe was scheduled to release an update to Flash next week but had to push this emergency update as the vulnerability is quite severe. If you still haven’t received a pushed update, you can get the latest version of Flash here.