- April 9, 2016 at 11:48 am #371114
Adobe issued an emergency update to its Adobe Flash Player software today after researchers discovered a vulnerability that was being exploited to deliver ransomware (variants of Cerber ransomware).
Ransomware encrypts data, locking up computers, then demands payments that often range from $200 to $600 to unlock each infected pc.
flash has over one billion users, so odds are you are affected by this update. adobe has released security updates for adobe flash player for windows, macintosh, linux and chromeos. these updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
adobe is aware of reports that cve-2016-1019 is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 126.96.36.1996 and earlier.
This is exactly the type of zero-day attack Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium can protect you from. so, nice work! if you’re currently running malwarebytes anti-malware exploit premium, your computer will be safe.
as a precaution, we suggest you update your adobe flash player (shockwave flash plugin). in addition, we also recommend you install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium if you haven’t already. for top security, run both malwarebytes anti-malware premium and malwarebytes anti-exploit premium, as a layered approach is the best way to keep threats off your computer.
we’d hate to see your computer compromised!
p.s. learn more about this threat here
wondering which version adobe flash player you are running?
click here: https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
a small box will appear that will tell you which version you are running.
then you can go to this Link to Update your Flash Player. choose your operating system and browser and click download now.
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