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Adobe patches Flash bug that’s being exploited to install ransomware

Adobe issued an emergency update to its Adobe Flash Player software Saturday after researchers discovered a vulnerability that was being exploited to deliver ransomware (variants of Cerber ransomware). Flash has over one billion users, so odds are you may be affected by this update, especially if your running Windows 10.

“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2016-1019 is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version and earlier.”

This is exactly the type of zero-day attack Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium can protect you from. So, if you’re currently running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Exploit Premium, your computer will be safe.

As a precaution, we suggest you update your Adobe Flash Player (Shockwave Flash Plugin). In addition, we also recommend you install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium if you haven’t already. For top security, run both Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium, as a layered approach is the best way to keep threats off your computer.

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