Firefox block on Flash over security issues

14 July 2015

firefox We told you about the trouble surrounding Adobe Flash and how the hackers might come after you. Well, the software is now automatically blocked by all versions of the Firefox browser. Remember Firefox? Awww.

Anyway, Mozilla - the people behind Firefox - have brought in the block, which saw cyber-scallies able to do all manner of dodgy things, including stealing documents from a security firm. Mozilla said that this block will stay until "Adobe releases an updated version to address known critical security issues".

Adobe have said that they're taking all this very, very seriously and that they're working on fixing the bugs and flaws.

Mozilla have given out advice on how to adjust Firefox's settings so Flash will only run with your permission. You can see that here. Or, you can click here to make sure you have the latest version of Flash, but it is advised that you stop using it at all, for the time being.

You should only activate Flash on sites that you trust.

Facebook's security chief Alex Stamos, wants Flash killed off completely, saying: "It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day."

Adobe have said that the patches to fix all the Flash troubles should be made available to everyone at some point this week, so until then, stay vigilant or continue with your cavalier attitude. Whatever. We're not your real dad.

TOPICS:   Scams   Technology

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