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Adobe confirms critical Flash zero day bug

Gregg Keizer | April 11, 2011
Second flaw in four weeks exploited using Word attachments.

Currently, only one anti-virus firm, Commtouch, has issued a signature that tags the rogue Word document as a threat, according to VirusTotal, a free service that analyzes suspicious files.

Flash vulnerabilities are an attractive target to hackers, said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security. When asked if the rash of Flash flaws meant it was time for companies to consider ditching the browser plug-in, Storms answered, "That's going to be incredibly hard due to the pervasiveness of its use in valid business systems."

 

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