As if the world needed yet another reason to finally flush Flash forever.
Adobe will this week issue an out-of-band patch for Flash after spotting a critical flaw that is now being “actively exploited” in the wild.
The flaw, CVE-2016-1019, affects Flash Player version 22.214.171.1246 and older for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS. Adobe made the jump to patch after learning that users of Windows 7 and Windows XP are being actively targeted by malware writers exploiting the flaw. It hopes to have the fix out by April 7 or as soon as possible afterwards.
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