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Google, Adobe barricade Flash against hacker hordes

Hardening ubiquitious plugin

     
3:26 pm on Jul 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Google's team of computer security gurus have described the anti-hacker defenses they've helped Adobe add to Flash Player.

It's hoped that these mechanisms will thwart or frustrate miscreants' attempts to exploit programming bugs in the software, and thus hopefully prevent attackers from hijacking victims' PCs and Macs. The defenses aren't perfect, but given the number of attacks on Flash and the fact that Adobe can't find every bug in its source code, they are a welcome development.

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According to Google's own information on this [googleprojectzero.blogspot.com...] the company patched and blocked the exploit in Chrome, upping the ante, but it's acknowledged that it will remain a cat-and-mouse-game.

The only advice is, keep updated, and keep updated. Oh, and did I say, keep updated. :)
 

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