Adobe Flash - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21582 en Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-patches-critical-flaw-in-flash-player-and-air-shown-pwn2own-contest-240152?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe Systems released security updates for Flash Player and AIR in order to address four critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution and information disclosure.</p> Security Adobe Adobe Flash Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:07:55 +0000 admin 240152 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe patches two important vulnerabilities in Flash Player http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-patches-two-important-vulnerabilities-in-flash-player-238234?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe released updates for Flash Player that fix two vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass security controls in the software.</p> Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Security Tools Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:02:17 +0000 admin 238234 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe Flash: Insecure, outdated, and here to stay http://www.infoworld.com/t/adobe-flash/adobe-flash-insecure-outdated-and-here-stay-235898?source=rss_adobe_flash <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/html5_vs_flash_hp.jpg" alt="Adobe Flash: Insecure, outdated, and here to stay" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With all the head-shaking over Windows XP, aka The OS That Refused to Die, let's also spare a thought for The Plug-in That Refuses to Die: Adobe Flash.</p> Applications Application Development HTML5 Adobe Flash HTML5 Web Development Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235898 at http://www.infoworld.com JavaScript killed the Flash player plug-in star http://www.infoworld.com/t/adobe-flash/javascript-killed-the-flash-player-plug-in-star-228539?source=rss_adobe_flash <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/02FErichmedia_hp.jpg" alt="JavaScript killed the Flash player plug-in star" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>We all know Flash is on the way out, but like Windows XP, it's been astonishingly stubborn. Too many sites still use it, and it's a common fallback method for displaying multimedia in antiquated browsers. HTML5 Mozilla Adobe Flash HTML5 Web Development Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:01:02 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228539 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe releases critical security updates for Reader, Flash Player, and ColdFusion http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-releases-critical-security-updates-reader-flash-player-and-coldfusion-218554?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe has released scheduled security updates for its Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player, and ColdFusion products on Tuesday in order to fix many critical vulnerabilities, including one that is already actively exploited by attackers.</p> Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Tue, 14 May 2013 18:05:36 +0000 admin 218554 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe patches Flash, but doesn't get around to Pwn2Own bug http://www.infoworld.com/t/patch-management/adobe-patches-flash-doesnt-get-around-pwn2own-bug-214415?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe today patched Flash Player, the fifth time this year it's updated the vulnerability-plagued software.</p> <p>Unlike <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237171/Adobe_springs_emergency_Flash_update_says_hackers_hitting_Firefox" target="_blank">two of the three updates</a> last month, however, today's was part of Adobe's regularly-scheduled patch cadence.</p> Adobe Flash Patch Management Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:10:53 +0000 admin 214415 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft shuns its own Silverlight while embracing Flash http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-shuns-its-own-silverlight-while-embracing-flash-214335?source=rss_adobe_flash <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 192px; height: 146px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Flash_Silverlight_hp.gif" alt="Microsoft shuns its own Silverlight while embracing Flash" width="192" height="146" align="right" /></div><p>Yesterday on the MSDN Internet Explorer blog, IE group program manager Rob Mauceri announced that Internet Explorer 10 running on both Windows RT and the Metro side of Windows 8 will now <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive</p> Application Development Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) Microsoft Windows 8 Windows RT Adobe Flash Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:50:50 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 214335 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe releases patches for Flash Player and Shockwave Player http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-releases-patches-flash-player-and-shockwave-player-212746?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe released security updates for Flash Player and Shockwave Player on Tuesday in order to address a total of 19 vulnerabilities affecting the two products.</p> <p>New stand-alone versions of Flash Player 11 were released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The Flash Player plug-ins bundled with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 will be automatically updated through the update mechanisms of the two browsers.</p> Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:41:20 +0000 admin 212746 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe blames naïve Office users for latest Flash Player exploits http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/adobe-blames-na%C3%AFve-office-users-latest-flash-player-exploits-212550?source=rss_adobe_flash <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/OP_adobe_target-hp.jpg" alt="Adobe blames naïve Office users for latest Flash Player exploits" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>In sync with <a href="http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-04.html" target="_blank">the release of critical security updates to Flash Player</a>, Adobe's security team has revealed that the forthcoming vers Applications Security Adobe Flash Applications Security Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:46:12 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 212550 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft speeds up IE10 Flash patching, matches Google http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/microsoft-speeds-ie10-flash-patching-matches-google-204323?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe today issued a surprise update for Flash Player that patched 25 critical vulnerabilities in the ubiquitous media software.</p> <p>The California company urged Windows users to apply the update in the next 72 hours after rating the fix as "Priority 1" in its three-step system. That ranking indicates "vulnerabilities being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild."</p> Applications Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Web Browsers Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:03:33 +0000 admin 204323 at http://www.infoworld.com Android becomes the latest platform to drop Flash support http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/android-becomes-the-latest-platform-drop-flash-support-200173?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>As of today, Adobe's Flash media infrastructure is no longer supported on the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/110910-google-android-useful-resources-smartphones.html" target="_blank">Android</a> mobile platform, marking a further shift of momentum toward the alternative HTML5 standard.</p> Applications Application Development Mobile Technology Adobe Flash Android Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:14:19 +0000 admin 200173 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle close to phasing out Flash support portal http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/oracle-close-phasing-out-flash-support-portal-197077?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Oracle may soon fully transition away from the much-maligned, Flash-based version of its support portal over to a new HTML edition next week, according to an official <a href="https://blogs.oracle.com/ebs/entry/new_myoraclesupport_mos_interface_coming">blog post on Thursday</a>.</p> Applications Oracle Adobe Flash Applications Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:45:15 +0000 admin 197077 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe fixes Flash Player for Firefox to stop crashes http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/adobe-fixes-flash-player-firefox-stop-crashes-196222?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe yesterday updated Flash Player to solve a weeks-long problem for users of Mozilla's Firefox browser.</p> <p>The update, Flash Player 11.3.300.262, was released Thursday and applies only to Firefox on Windows.</p> Applications Firefox Adobe Flash Patch Management Web Browsers Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:08:58 +0000 admin 196222 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe patches critical Flash bugs, ships sandboxed plug-in for Firefox http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-patches-critical-flash-bugs-ships-sandboxed-plug-in-firefox-195262?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe today patched seven critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player -- the fifth security update so far in 2012 -- and released a sandboxed plug-in for Mozilla's Firefox.</p> <p>The company also released the "silent update" tool for OS X and said it had prepped Flash for the upcoming OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion, by signing its code, a requirement if users are to install software downloaded from sources other than Apple's own Mac App Store.</p> Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:16:07 +0000 admin 195262 at http://www.infoworld.com Flash is on Windows 8, but that's just part of the story http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/flash-windows-8-thats-just-part-of-the-story-194315?source=rss_adobe_flash <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Windows_New_hp.jpg" alt="Flash is on Windows 8, but that's just part of the story" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The Windows 8 watch cabal was aghast late last week when the Winunleaked.tk site <a href="http://winunleaked.tk/showthread.php?51-Windows-8-Release-Preview&amp;p=2636&amp;viewfull=1#post2636" target="_blank">posted screenshots</a> of Adobe Flash run Microsoft Windows Windows 8 Adobe Flash Microsoft Windows Tue, 29 May 2012 18:22:25 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 194315 at http://www.infoworld.com Cyber spies exploiting Java, Flash flaws http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/cyber-spies-exploiting-java-flash-flaws-193459?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Cyber spies have planted Java- and Flash-exploiting malware on websites focused on human rights, defense, and foreign policy.</p> <p>Over the last two weeks, the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks Internet threats, has discovered several such compromised Web sites that download the malware through visitors' browsers. The malware, which exploits known flaws in Adobe Flash and Java, is aimed at Mac and Windows systems.</p> Security Adobe Flash Java Programming Malware Thu, 17 May 2012 22:55:18 +0000 admin 193459 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe patches Flash Player for second time in 20 days http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/adobe-patches-flash-player-second-time-in-20-days-187984?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe today patched a pair of critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player and told IT administrators to apply the update within 30 days.</p> <p>The update was the second for Flash this year; Adobe last patched it <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224303/Adobe_confirms_new_zero_day_Flash_bug" target="_blank">less than three weeks ago</a> \.</p> Security Adobe Flash Patch Management Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:35:47 +0000 admin 187984 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe to Linux users: Get Chrome or forget Flash http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/adobe-linux-users-get-chrome-or-forget-flash-187070?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe today said that it would stop offering direct downloads of Flash Player for Linux, telling users to move to Google's Chrome browser, which bundles Flash with its updates.</p> Applications Google Chrome Adobe Flash Linux Web Browsers Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:53:20 +0000 admin 187070 at http://www.infoworld.com Adobe launches sandboxed Flash Player for Firefox, hopes for fewer exploits http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/adobe-launches-sandboxed-flash-player-firefox-hopes-fewer-exploits-185824?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>Adobe has released a <a href="http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplatformruntimes_incubator.html" target="_blank">beta version</a> of Flash Player for Firefox, which has better protection against vulnerability exploits because of a new sandboxed architecture.</p> Applications Security Adobe Flash Vulnerability Assessment Security Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:36:06 +0000 admin 185824 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 hot specialties for software developers http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/5-hot-specialties-software-developers-185548?source=rss_adobe_flash <p>American businesses say <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/heres-how-solve-americas-developer-shortage-185042">they can't find enough programmers</a> to fill their software development positions. Yet coders say they live in constant fear of their jobs being shipped overseas to outsourcing contractors. Can both be right?</p> Application Development Adobe Flash IT Jobs Application Development IT Training HTML5 Mainframes Mobile Development Web Development Cloud Computing Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 185548 at http://www.infoworld.com