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Hackers used a major university's website to distribute malware

Hackers used a major university's website to distribute malware
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK

We've been telling you for months that you should delete the graphics program Adobe Flash because it's loaded with vulnerabilities that hackers are exploiting to infect your computer with malware. In fact, we recently told you that Adobe itself is suggesting you ditch Flash.

Yet, a lot of people still use the once ubiquitous software that was instrumental in the development of YouTube and other video platforms. Case in point: the University of Connecticut.

People who use the UConn.edu address recently were greeted with an ominous message. When they went to a university website, they saw a pop-up Adobe Flash alert (see photo).

They were told they needed to click on an Adobe Flash link, and update it, in order to continue what they were doing. Of course, many people did just that.

University of Connecticut Hack

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