October 20, 2015

Adobe patches Flash zero-day used in foreign ministry attacks

Jean Taggart, senior security researcher for Malwarebytes Labs in San Jose, Calif., said it is time for enterprises and especially government agencies to move on from Flash.

“Everyone should be migrating to HTML5 as fast as possible — governments even more so,” Taggart said. “Flash is one, if not the preferred attack vector for malicious actors. Everyone should disable it, or at the very least, employ some anti-exploit mitigation mechanism.”

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