Disable Flash – Seriously!

TrendMicro has posted yet another 0-day AKA urgent Flash hole that could put your data at risk. The Hacking Team, a group of professional hackers who supplied governments with hacking tools and whose entire information database was recently leaked, used this exploit to attack computers without the user’s knowledge.

The new vulnerability, CVE-2015-5123, follows two other 0day exploits. This exploit, according to Adobe, “could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

There are currently calls to “sunset” Flash entirely, in other words, let Flash go the way of all things.

Seriously: just disable Flash. You can delete it in Windows here and OS X here. It’s not worth the risk!

And to the providers who rely on Flash for their systems to work (YouTube, for example), update your sites to work without Flash! It should have died with Web 2.0 (2004?). HTML5 (which I thought Google were championing) is supposed to do without Flash and provide a better user-experience and after-all, that’s what it’s all about.

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