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Adobe releases emergency Flash patch

Adobe releases emergency Flash patch

Adobe is working hard to stay one step ahead of hackers who want to use its Flash browser plug-in to attack millions of computers at once. After a string of embarrassing zero-day security flaws this summer that led to Firefox blocking Flash entirely, Adobe is finally back to fixing problems before hackers exploit them.

In fact, it just released an update that fixes almost two-dozen security problems in Flash. These range from remote exploits to memory overflows, but the bottom line is that hackers can use most of them to attack your computer.

Users of Chrome, Internet Explorer 10+ and Microsoft Edge just need to restart your browser to get the latest version, which is 19.0.0.185. Everyone else will want to download the update immediately.

However, that's not the most important news this time around. In fact, there's a much bigger Adobe security problem that just came to our attention.

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