Firefox blocks Flash until latest zero-day is patched

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 14 2015 @ 14:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Mozilla announces it has blocked the latest version of Flash in its Firefox browser due to the discovery of even more critical zero-day vulnerabilities in the Flash plug-in. Flash will remain blocked until Adobe fixes the latest vulnerabilities.
Why was it blocked?
Old versions of the Flash Player plugin have known vulnerabilities. All users are strongly recommended to check for updates on our plugin check page (no updates were available at the time of this posting).

Who is affected?
All users who have these versions of the Flash plugin installed.

What does this mean?
The problematic add-on or plugin will be automatically disabled and no longer usable.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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