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Adobe Flash Player gets Emergency Update

Adobe Flash Player gets Emergency Update

Adobe has urged users to install an update to protect themselves from hackers.

The announcement came as reports suggested cybercriminals had worked out a way to hijack the software.

A new version of the multimedia player has been made available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

Independent security consultant Alan Woodward said: "Adobe does seem to have an unfortunate history of people finding security flaws with Flash that require updates.

"What Adobe seem to have done in this case is put out a warning, but it has not given as much information as other firms would normally do when issuing such a security advisory.

"That might be them trying to avoid giving the hackers too much information whilst still telling people there is a problem."


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