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FireEye has detailed an attack on a recent zero-day vulnerability Adobe patched last week. The flaw (CVE-2916-4117) affects the previous latest version of Adobe Flash and copped a rushed patch after FireEye reported attacks in the wild. Genwei Jiang, a Singaporean senior security engineer, has revealed the details of the …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Tempting to say : 'Good'

    It is absolutely unbelievable how, after decades of being patched, this festering pile of poisonous dung is still capable of offering zero-days for hackers.

    Beezlebub himself must be one of the programmers of this abomination.

    We can't get rid of it fast enough.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: Tempting to say : 'Good'

      "Let's play a little flash game..."

      Programmed by Saw himself.

      1. VinceH Silver badge
        Headmaster

        Re: Tempting to say : 'Good'

        Jigsaw - not Saw. The latter is the name of the film series, the former the nickname within the films for the character.

        (Okay, the icon is intended for pedantic grammar-Nazis, but what the hell!)

    2. Paul Crawford Silver badge

      Re: Tempting to say : 'Good'

      Flash?

      Or the fact you can still embed shit shit in an Office document?

      1. bombastic bob Silver badge

        Re: Tempting to say : 'Good'

        "Or the fact you can still embed shit shit in an Office document?"

        could be worse, a mail reader could OPEN THOSE AUTOMATICALLY in order to "preview" the attachment. You know. like 'Virus Outbreak' aka 'Microsoft Outlook'.

        And the article suggesting that Win-10-nic is any kind of "mitigation" for this is laughable.

        "Oooh look a really funny thing, it's in a '.doc' file attached to this e-mail, I need to open the document to view it, I have Office and it can open those"

  2. Elmer Phud Silver badge

    M$ update yesterday.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    At least at work we can do real-time blocking, deny dynamic DNS sites and such. A home or small business user pretty much relies on luck. They are so screwed. It's no wonder people are shying away from online transactions now.

    1. Mephistro Silver badge

      I see it more as people wising up -a little bit- on online security, at long last.

  4. Ilsa Loving
    FAIL

    Why...?

    Why does Office even allow you to embed flash in the first place?

    1. gollux

      Re: Why...?

      So that school kiddies can attempt to bypass network security rules to play Flash Games. What's it been, about a decade now that this stupidity has been enabled? Was trouble when it began...

  5. David Austin

    If I had a genie...

    My one wish would be to unmake Adobe. Completely. On a Quantum level.

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge

      Re: If I had a genie...

      I've heard that in the publishing world, Adobe products are some of the best. What they should NOT have done is Flash, Shockwave, etc. [the biggest security craters on the intarwebs]. Those things are probably costing the company more than they were ever worth, especially reputation-wise.

      1. True Thug

        Re: If I had a genie...

        Macromedia made Flash. adobe bought them

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: If I had a genie...

          Macromedia made Flash. adobe bought them..

          And see what they did to it...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    open source?

    Why don't adobe just open source Flash?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    open source?

    Why don't adobe just open source it?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Open source?

    Just open source Flash.

  9. s. pam
    Mushroom

    How many fucking times in the last month???

    Have I had to update this painful pus-fill SW canker called Flash on my 81yr old Mum's PC?

    DIE ADOBE, now with Symantec too!

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