back to article Mindless Flash masses saved as exploit kit devs go astray with 0day

Malwarebytes hacker Jerome Segura says black hats have made a mess of efforts to unleash an Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability as part of their popular exploit kit, reducing the pool of potential victims. If done right, the remote code execution exploit had the potential to hurt millions of Flash users, but Adobe was able to …

  1. Paratrooping Parrot
    Paris Hilton

    One small question...

    When will The Register stop using Flash for videos?

  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    HAH!

    +1 for "ravaged runtime"

  3. Craig 2

    "Users would need only view an online advertisement"

    Excellent, another article I can mail to websites that moan about ad-blocking.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

    OI, GET A GRIP ON YOUR WEBSITE, DITCH FLASH, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO , REALLY YOU DO, ITS FOR THE BEST.

  5. Mark 85 Silver badge

    MS and Flash

    It comes as Microsoft announced its Edge browser would nix "non-central" Flash content in webpages by default and recommending content creators move to non-fatal alternatives including HTML5.

    Since Flash can't be removed from Win10, then this is meaningless. Flash will continue since every Win10 machine will have it. If MS were serious, they would just kill it at the source and not allow it into the system.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Do things like FlashBlock

    Actually prevent flash from running or do they just cover it up?

    IE is it safer from an exploit vulnerability standpoint to run flashblock, or is it just better on the eyes?

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