Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#554 Edge to follow Chrome’s lead, make Flash ads click-to-play
Google announced an equivalent change to Chrome last year. Since September 2015, Chrome too has tried to pause non-essential Flash content. Google's argument was that this behavior would be much better for battery life and that stopping ads from playing would make the browser less of a power hog. Microsoft also suggests that battery life will improve, but the company is positioning the change as more of a standards-compliance issue. Microsoft says that there are now many standardized alternatives to Flash and that developers should continue to adopt these technologies and phase out their use of Adobe's proprietary platform.
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#560 OK, panic - newly evolved ransomware is bad news for everyone
#559 50 million Turkish citizens could be exposed in massive data breach
#558 FBI: $2.3 billion lost to CEO email scams
#557 Linux botnet attacks increase in scale
#556 FBI quietly admits to multi-year APT attack, sensitive data stolen
#555 Mac adware OSX.Pirrit unleashes ad overload, for now
#554 Edge to follow Chrome’s lead, make Flash ads click-to-play
#553 Latest Flash 0-day being used to push ransomware
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