An ode to Flash: Everyone’s favorite malware vector


It’s not everyday we bear witness to the death of greatness. And so, when it does happen, we should all stand up and take note. Now is such a time. 

We speak, of course, of Adobe Flash: The best malware vector the world has even seen.

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Adobe announced on July 25 that it plans to kill off the frustrating software that has riddled browsers since 1996. While its end-of-life date isn’t until 2020, the announcement is still likely to hit one online constituency particularly hard: malware developers. 

You see, those wishing to trick us into downloading garbage adware (or worse) have long cherished Flash. Its constant need of updates and Swiss cheese approach to security represent a wonderland of opportunities for the bad guys to slide right into our computers.  Read more…

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