Flash & WiFi Hacks – Yet Another Reason to Update Now

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Flash & WiFi Hacks – Yet Another Reason to Update Now

Post by A440 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:09 am

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

reuters.com/article/us-adobe-systems-kaspersky/adobe-warns-that-hackers-are-exploiting-its-flash-software-idUSKBN1CL2C2

Also, there is WiFi hack out that is worse maybe than the Flash exploit if you are using Cisco and Juniper gear:

reuters.com/article/us-cyber-wifi-flaw/researchers-uncover-flaw-that-makes-wi-fi-vulnerable-to-hacks-idUSKBN1CL1UE
The alert from the DHS Computer Emergency Response Team said the flaw could be used within range of Wi-Fi using the WPA2 protocol to hijack private communications. It recommended installing vendor updates on affected products, such as routers provided by Cisco Systems Inc or Juniper Networks Inc.

Belgian Researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of Belgian university KU Leuven disclosed the bug in WPA2, which secures modern Wi-Fi systems used by vendors for wireless communications between mobile phones, laptops and other connected devices with Internet-connected routers or hot spots.

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