Security researchers discovered a security flaw in Adobe Flash caused by a 4-year-old patch. The flaw affects any Flash file that was compiled by Adobe's Flex software.
The flawed patch was called CVE-2011-2461, and allows hackers to snoop on any person who visits a site with a Flash file compiled by Flex. Hackers could read HTTP requests sent to and from a site. The researchers explain what this could mean:
Since HTTP requests contain cookies and are issued from the victim’s domain, HTTP responses may contain private information including anti-CSRF tokens and user's data.
Adobe Flash has proved time and time again to be one of the riskiest browser add-ons in the world. There is no fix available for this security flaw as of yet, and this helpful tip can teach you how to remove Flash and keep you safe from all of the bugs it brings.
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