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The Protracted Death Throes of Flash

Flash is dead. It just hasn’t stopped moving yet.

Adobe confirms major Flash vulnerability, and the only way to protect yourself is to uninstall Flash • 2015 Oct 15 • Zach Epstein • BGR

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645) has been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player • APSA15-05 • CVE-2015-7645 • 2015 Oct 14 • Adobe Security Bulletin

Adobe did release a patch immediately after this advisory came out, but I think I will be following this advice instead:

How to uninstall Flash Player from your Mac • 2015 Oct 15 • Susie Ochs • Macworld

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