In case you don’t know, Adobe Flash as had a long history of security issues ranging from the really small, to very severe.
Last night my Facebook feed was littered with news about yet another massive security issue.
What is this Flash Security Hole?
Apparently this hole can potentially allow hackers to collect cookies from some websites and use that to obtain your personal user data. Apparently Google and YouTube have already updated their software due to potential threat, but it still leaves many users vulnerable to attacks on their data.
Why is Flash Still Around?
This is one of these reasons for the Apple vs Flash war that’s been going on since iPhones were first launched and why Apple still refuses to allow flash on their devices.
I for one am fully against flash– having studied its programming language in college and realizing its many many issues with building, troubleshooting, and of course the many many huge security issues that plague this platform.
Don’t get me wrong; There was a time in which Flash was very useful as there wasn’t a better method available to accomplish what it did.
If you’re one of those people, especially if you have a website built in flash, please change this for the security of you and others.
My advice is to disable Flash
The simplest thing you can do to protect your personal data is to simply turn off flash. Here’s some really simple instructions from Mashable on how to disable flash.
Do you have any other info on this? If so, let us know in the comments.