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Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Ian Paul | Feb. 13, 2013
Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon as possible.

Mac OS X users who need to manually update should open System Preferences and tap on the Flash Player icon in the "Other" section. Once the Flash Player preferences open, click on the 'Advanced' tab and then the "Check Now" button.

Windows users have more security update action to look forward to this coming Tuesday, which is Microsoft's monthly patch Tuesday. The software maker on Thursday said it will release 12 patches for 57 vulnerabilities affecting users running Windows XP, Windows 7, and Window 8 systems.


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