Flash Player Exploit Service Alert

Posted on May 30, 2008. Filed under: Service Alert | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dear client,
The following is a SERVICE ALERT regarding a recent Flash Player exploit that may impact the security of your computer usage.
Many web sites serve video or other animation graphics using Flash. Because of the wide spread use of Flash to serve video content it is highly recommended to update your Flash Player at your earliest convenience.
Adobe considers this a CRITICAL issue.
Service Alert Details
Affected Computers: Any computer using the Adobe Flash Player used in web browsers. All browser types affected (Internet Explore/FireFox et al) not updated to the current Flash Player version
More information can be obtained here:  http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/
Verify Version of your Flash Player by going to http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ and it will show what version you are currently running.
Resolution:  Download and install the latest Flash Player at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash
No uninstall is necessary, just install the latest Flash Player. Customers using multiple browsers should perform the update for each browser installed on their system.
The Adobe blog indicates most antivirus vendors have addressed this issue with their definition files but updating is still prudent. If Adobe is reiterating the importance of updating the player then the security vulnerability still exist in some form.
More Info:  http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-11.html
What is the Flash Player?
Where is it used?
Sites such as YouTube and Google Video but corporate sites use this tool as well.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Eric Edwards
Main Email:  ericedwards@rogers.com
Blackberry:  ebde@rogers.blackberry.net
Cell:  519-497-9150
Landline:  519-893-2639
Main Site:  http://freewebs.com/reliantpc/
Blog:  https://reliantpcconsulting.wordpress.com/

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