Adobe preps emergency Flash patch for bug hackers are exploiting

As if the world needed yet another reason to finally flush Flash forever.

Iain Thomson

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 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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