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Yesterday, Adobe released yet another security update for Flash, the third such security update this month. This patch reportedly repairs a vulnerability that has recently been exploited in the wild.
2013-02-27 18:50:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, Adobe released yet another security update for Flash, the third such security update this month. This patch reportedly repairs a vulnerability that has recently been exploited in the wild. The exploit causes computers to crash and could even give hackers the ability to access these machines and take them over. Adobe is advising Mac and Windows users -- particularly those who use Firefox -- to download the latest patch...

2013-02-26 23:01:54

SourceTec Software Co., Ltd. just released the new version of its multifunctional SWF-to-FLA converter, Sothink SWF Decompiler. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 SourceTec Software Co., Ltd. just released the new version of Sothink SWF Decompiler. In this version, Sothink SWF Decompiler is added with two new major features — exporting FLA in Flash CS6 format and decompiling the SWF containing TLF text. Last year, Adobe released the new version of its Flash design tool, Flash CS6. However,...

Adobe Issues Flash Update In A Flash
2013-02-08 15:20:22

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Thursday Adobe released an emergency update for its Flash reportedly to address two security issues that are being exploited by hackers. Unlike past hacks that have primarily targeted only PC users, one of the reported threats targets Safari and Firefox on the Mac, and could even allow the attackers to take control of victims' systems. The vulnerability allows attackers to deliver the malware payload when visiting corrupted...

Mozilla Looks To Unplug Firefox Plug-Ins To Improve Security, Reduce Crashes
2013-01-31 12:12:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mozilla is getting “foxy” as it looks to improve security and reduce crashes on its Firefox browser. Beginning soon Mozilla will in essence unplug most browser plug-ins, and users will have to manually approve any content via a so-called “Click to play” action. Mozilla engineers are looking to disable Java, Adobe Reader and Microsoft Silverlight capabilities in Firefox as a move to improve security and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'