Spoiler Alert: Potential Security Flaw in Adobe Flash

The game of internet vulnerability-security leapfrog continues, this time involving Adobe’s Flash multimedia player. A flaw in Flash that recently came to light could allow potential hackers to exploit the software to steal login credentials on some websites. The potentially vulnerable sites—including popular social media sites like Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter—have worked to put new safeguards in place.

Apple’s security now blocks versions of Flash earlier than the most recent one ( from even running on their machines. In addition, Adobe has released a critical update of the Flash player in response to the security threat. If you are running an older machine, there is also an update to previous versions of Flash ( Check to see if you have the latest version on Adobe’s site.

Posted on: July 22, 2014

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for over 25 years. She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular contributor to InDesign Magazine, tech edited How To Do Everything with Adobe InDesign CS4, and served as leader of the Denver InDesign User Group. After living as a nomad for almost a year, she recently put down roots in El Paso, Texas, where she hikes and bikes every chance she gets. Check out ericagamet.com to see all of Erica's upcoming events, tips and tricks, and workbooks.

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