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Adobe patches nasty Flash vulnerability

Adobe has patched a bug in Flash that could allow someone to take over your computer:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Has there ever been a piece of software as popular as Flash that’s been riddled with more security problems?1

In hindsight, there may never have been a better decision in all of history than Steve Jobs standing firm on not allowing Flash on iOS.

I was at my parents’ house the other day, and my mom mentioned that Flash updates seemed to pop up every other week. I’d considered simply removing it from both her iMac and my dad’s MacBook, but there are still too many websites they use that rely on it. This is the zombie/Terminator hybrid of software: you can’t kill it, and it will never ever stop.

As far as I’m concerned, the only Flash I need is Barry Allen.


  1. Insert inevitable Windows joke here.  ↩