Windows 10: Flash zero-day flaw under attack to spread ad malware...

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    Mint 18.3
       22 Jan 2015 #1

    Flash zero-day flaw under attack to spread ad malware...


    Cybercriminals are exploiting a newly discovered flaw in Adobe Flash Player to distribute a botnet and adware, according to security researchers.

    Adobe is investigating reports that a zero-day flaw in Flash Player is being used by an exploit kit known as Angler. Following the Blackhole exploit kit's demise last year, Angler is the new "one to watch" this year, according to Cisco security researchers.
    Malware researcher Kafeine discovered the attack on Flash Player yesterday in an instance of Angler that contains exploits for three Flash flaws - two old ones that Adobe has fixes for, and one new flaw that was not patched in last week's security update, which brought Flash for Mac and Windows up to version 16.0.0.257.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       22 Jan 2015 #1
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  3. Posts : 9,365
    Mint 18.3
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       22 Jan 2015 #2

    Phone Man said: View Post
    Not one for W10 yet.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       22 Jan 2015 #3

    I found that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will also stop the exploit in IE and Firefox and I run the free version on my systems including W10.

    Adobe needs to fix this really soon.

    Jim
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    Mint 18.3
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       22 Jan 2015 #4

    Phone Man said: View Post
    I found that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will also stop the exploit in IE and Firefox and I run the free version on my systems including W10.

    Adobe needs to fix this really soon.

    Jim
    Nope they just need to get rid of Flash.
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  6.    22 Jan 2015 #5

    labeeman said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    I found that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will also stop the exploit in IE and Firefox and I run the free version on my systems including W10.

    Adobe needs to fix this really soon.

    Jim
    Nope they just need to get rid of Flash.

    I agree,, Flash is just horrible. I wish it would die.. Kill it with FIRE!!
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Jan 2015 #6

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    labeeman said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    I found that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will also stop the exploit in IE and Firefox and I run the free version on my systems including W10.

    Adobe needs to fix this really soon.

    Jim
    Nope they just need to get rid of Flash.

    I agree,, Flash is just horrible. I wish it would die.. Kill it with FIRE!!
    There is nothing wrong with a bit of flash !!!

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       22 Jan 2015 #7

    It didn't say anything about Firefox being effected. Am I correct in assuming you have visit a rigged or compromised website to get infected and you have to use internet explorer? That what the article implies.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       22 Jan 2015 #8

    labeeman said: View Post
    Phone Man said: View Post
    I found that Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will also stop the exploit in IE and Firefox and I run the free version on my systems including W10.

    Adobe needs to fix this really soon.

    Jim
    Nope they just need to get rid of Flash.
    I agree. Got rid of Java a few years ago. It was #1 and flash #2 , now Flash is #1 .

    Jim
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  •    22 Jan 2015 #9

    I guess I checked too early, no updates this morning, MS not up yet.

    But just checked and see it now. Thanks!
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