The popular application called Adobe Flash which is present in over 1 billion computers worldwide has been discovered to have a very significant vulnerability issue that can allow pretty much anyone to take control over it.
The Adobe Flash security vulnerability was revealed in some documents that have leaked online after an attack on a government sponsored group of spies called Hacking Team, which have been using said issue to break into the computers of people. At the moment there isn’t any patch that will fix this issue but the tech company has promised they will release one today. However, in order to completely ensure their protection people should delete the entire application altogether.
A statement coming from Adobe claims that a successful exploitation of the issue may cause a crash in the system which will then allow the cyber-attacker to take control. The issue in Adobe Flash affects Linux, Mac and Windows computers.
Seeing how the Adobe Flash security vulnerability has been detailed in documents available to the public after the hack, it is possible for everyone to use it against any system that is running the application. Some people have even shown how the issue could be taken advantage of in order to take full control of computers and run files stored on them. This can be used to expose all the information available on said computers and make them available for both illegal and immoral use.
The vulnerability problem comes from a bug in the code in Adobe Flash that people can use to write and read information on the computers running the popular application. Once the hackers infiltrate into a person’s computer by exploiting the issue, they can send commands to be executed by it.
The leaked documents show how Hacking Team described the vulnerability in Adobe Flash as being the most beautiful bug in the last four years.
Earlier this week, Hacking Team, a cyber-security company which sells its services and tools to the government was hacked. The files leaked onto the Internet after the hack hinted that the company had been selling its services and tools to oppressive regimes for quite some time now.
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