Source: Enterprise IT Planet
Adobe’s application has come under more intensive scrutiny recently after Adobe issued a patch for yet another vulnerability discovered earlier this week. Security researchers fear most because it is highly vulnerable to hackers.
“We’re spending a lot of time researching the vulnerability of Adobe Flash because we foresee the problem getting worse before it gets better,” Holly Stewart, threat response manager at IBM (NYSE: IBM) Internet Security Systems’ X-Force research team told InternetNews.com by e-mail.
At the end of 2008, 15 percent of all malicious links were to Flash movies containing malware, Stewart said. She added that people continue falling victim to Flash exploits because most of them do not patch Adobe applications when these are available.
Adobe’s Web site recommends users update to the most current version of Flash Player available for their platform. Users can go to this Adobe site to verify the version of Flash Player on their computers.