Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1638 Flash Player zero-day being exploited in targeted attacks
A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player is being exploited by attackers in the wild. Adobe released a Security Bulletin (APSB16-36) yesterday which patches the vulnerability (CVE-2016-7855).

The critical vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.185 and earlier versions for the following operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS.

According to Adobe, an exploit for the vulnerability exists in the wild and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1, and 10.
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#1644 The Dyn report: What we know so far about the world's biggest DDoS attack
#1643 Remote code execution vulnerabilities plague LibTIFF library
#1642 Lawmakers asking what ISPs can do about DDoS attacks
#1641 Paypal fixes 'worrying' security bug
#1640 Windows Atom tables can be abused for code injection attacks
#1639 Microsoft Office malware: Now more users get anti-hacker, macro-blocking features
#1638 Flash Player zero-day being exploited in targeted attacks
#1637 Joomla update fixes two critical issues, 2FA error
#1636 Dyn DDoS could have topped 1 Tbps
#1635 Cisco patches critical vulnerability in facility events response system
#1634 Could your 'smart' home be a weapon of web destruction?
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