27 Oct 2017

Adobe Flash Now Attracts Malware To Laptop and PC

Sometimes, one still wonders why we install Adobe Flash on our PC. There’s an information coming from a top Anti-Virus developer, Kaspersky, saying it has discovered vulnerability attached to Adobe Flash Player known as FinSpy or FinFisher.
Aside the malware threats, hope you know that Adobe flash drains hell out of your computer memory and battery, and this is as a result of very old unpatched code which makes it a good abode for hackers. Another good reason to be very careful with the app.

So Kaspersky Labs has revealed that there has been a recent vulnerability discovered in Adobe’s Flash platform that allows hackers to plant malware. According to Kaspersky, the exploit is known as FinSpy or FinFisher and is actually a commercial product that is sold to countries and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance.

The attacker, BlackOasis, is using the FinSpy malware through Microsoft Word documents to attack victim machines.

Now the most disturbing part of the report is that BlackOasis targets in countries like Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Netherlands, Bahrain, United Kingdom, and Angola. So users in these regions should be extremely careful to avoid stories that touches.

Meanwhile, in their quest to curb this issue, Adobe has released a security update that is expected to fix the problem, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to uninstall Flash given that companies like Mozilla and Google have announced their plans to stop supporting flash in their browser and even Adobe has confirmed that they will be ending support for Flash in 2020.
Sometimes, one still wonders why we install Adobe Flash on our PC. There’s an information coming from a top Anti-Virus developer, Kaspersky, saying it has discovered vulnerability attached to Adobe Flash Player known as FinSpy or FinFisher.
Aside the malware threats, hope you know that Adobe flash drains hell out of your computer memory and battery, and this is as a result of very old unpatched code which makes it a good abode for hackers. Another good reason to be very careful with the app.

So Kaspersky Labs has revealed that there has been a recent vulnerability discovered in Adobe’s Flash platform that allows hackers to plant malware. According to Kaspersky, the exploit is known as FinSpy or FinFisher and is actually a commercial product that is sold to countries and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance.

The attacker, BlackOasis, is using the FinSpy malware through Microsoft Word documents to attack victim machines.

Now the most disturbing part of the report is that BlackOasis targets in countries like Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Netherlands, Bahrain, United Kingdom, and Angola. So users in these regions should be extremely careful to avoid stories that touches.

Meanwhile, in their quest to curb this issue, Adobe has released a security update that is expected to fix the problem, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to uninstall Flash given that companies like Mozilla and Google have announced their plans to stop supporting flash in their browser and even Adobe has confirmed that they will be ending support for Flash in 2020.

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