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Bad Rabbit ransomware spreads around globe as Adobe flash update

A new ransomware campaign that began on Tuesday in Russia and Ukraine is now on the move, spreading through a number of countries. Dubbed "Bad Rabbit," it poses as an Adobe Flash update.

Adobe Flash to be laid to rest in 2020

Adobe has announced it's to end support for its outdated and insecure Flash Player browser plugin by 2020. The long-anticipated decision will force websites and apps that still rely on Flash to transition to new modern standards based on open technology.

Microsoft Edge prepares to block Flash content by default

Microsoft Edge's next public release will disable all Flash media on webpages by default. You'll need to explicitly allow Flash content to play by clicking on a prompt before it starts running. Microsoft said it'll improve security and performance.

Google Chrome to start blocking Flash content on every website

Google has outlined a proposal to start blocking Flash content altogether in its Chrome web browser. It already disables Flash content by default and is now planning to take this further. It wants to completely block Flash media, excluding only 10 sites.

Hackers have found yet another 'critical' Flash bug before Adobe

Adobe has warned Flash users that another zero-day vulnerability in the utility is being actively exploited by attackers and could provide access to their computer. The company is developing an update to fix the issue.

Adobe: Patch Flash now to prevent hackers accessing your PC

Adobe has released a critical security update for its Flash media player across all supported platforms. It includes a patch for a gaping security hole being actively exploited by hackers, the latest in a long line of problems with the aging plugin.

Google to ban Flash adverts next year, remove them from the web

Google has announced its plans to phase out Flash in the AdWords advertisements displayed on websites. Ads using the old and outdated technology will not be accepted for submission from July 2016 and Flash will be banned entirely next year.

Adobe's Flash expected to be dead and gone by 2018

Adobe Flash, the once popular technology used to create a plethora of interactive videos, games and animations for websites, is expected to be gone entirely within the next two years. The insecure and outdated Flash has been dying a slow death.

Google to kill Adobe Flash in Chrome from next month

Google has said that it is going to continue contributing to the slow death of Adobe Flash next month by updating Chrome so that it freezes all Flash media by default. The company says performance and battery life will be improved as a result.

Flash vulnerability letting hackers steal confidential data

Hackers are using a mysterious, as yet undiscovered, Flash vulnerability, to steal sensetive business data from Macbook and Windows users, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

Alan Becker releases long-anticipated Animator vs. Animation IV

In 2007, Alan Becker, 17, uploaded a video to YouTube that instantly went viral. Today, this fourth sequel to that stick-figure animation, at 13 minutes long, has already racked up 275,000 views mere hours after its release.

Op-Ed: Tech's future in a Flash

Apple’s Steve Jobs and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen got into a celebrated fight last year over Adobe’s Flash product. Adobe has answered with a new toolbox that not only ends that fight but reveals a roadmap for what the future holds
 

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Photo of ransomware payment page courtesy of  Kaspersky Lab.
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