There are few times when Flash has been the victim of all kinds of serious attacks to its security and stability. Not surprisingly, Adobe has to put the batteries each little time with a view to resolving the problems that are encountered. The last one has come out to the light a few days ago, when the company announced the discovery of a serious fault which, fortunately, already has its corresponding update. In fact, we recommend applying the patch as soon as possible.
Specifically, the application is victim of an exploit that is being used to perform attacks to those users who have installed Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. According to Kaspersky Lab, the vulnerability with code CVE-2016-7855 could be classified as serious. Without going any further, the patch has already been published and is recommended to upgrade as soon as possible in order to maintain data security.
As announced, the vulnerability allows remote code execution and is being used in order to steal information and install viruses on users’ computers. These malicious files even hide on web pages with completely legitimate appearance. Although the crackers are focusing on users with Windows operating system, it is necessary to mention that Linux and Mac OS are also vulnerable.
If you have a look at the official website of Adobe you will realize that is already available the corresponding version that fixes the problem. We recommend upgrading as soon as possible.