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A Different Android Trojan Flaunts Non-Existent Adobe Flash Player to Infect Users


New update is yet to be released by Adobe in this new month. Hence, users who still have not installed the update 20.0.0.306 of Flash Player should do so because it comes with many vital security repairs for many applications.

Flash Player are known to contain vulnerabilities, thus causing a range of problems related to hackers executing code on targeted devices. But, the company released 11.2.202.569 for the Linux and 20.0.0.306 for Macs, which help in repairing 14 vulnerabilities where hackers control machines with the help of a code as a result of the memory corruption caused by vulnerabilities. A fresh update was applied to AIR - 20.0.0.260 - that offers security patches.

Cybersecurity researchers of Kaspersky Labs are credited for this discovery by Adobe.

Adobe released a statement to Ars Technica stating that "the vulnerability could potentially allow an attacker to gain control of the affected system". The company further said that, we don't have more details right now to share about these attacks because the investigation is still continuing. Although, these type of attacks are uncommon, but we still recommend everybody to obtain the update from the site of Adobe immediately.

Adobe Connect, the video conferencing program, was upgraded to 9.5.2 version and fixed three security problems. One new feature that offers security to users against any Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

Neurogadget.com posted on March 9th, 2016, stating that users of Edge and IE browser attained the new version of Adobe Flash Player through a Windows Update. The update 20.0.0.306 was attained by other users from the website of Adobe.

Hackers have deceived the innocent users into installing false updates, and thus infected their PCs with scareware during the past few weeks. While browsing Internet, they see a message stating that they have an outdated Flash Player and needs to be upgraded with an install. The webpage would continuously load till the time user said OK and went to a website which often contains viruses.

The Trojan, later on, will also search for banking applications on the device of the user, and in case it carries support for false phishing pages, then will cover them over the official app, therefore stealing the login credentials of the user for those accounts.

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