What's New: Adobe: Biggest Security Hole on the Web

Security company Trusteer estimates about 80% of computers worldwide are still vulnerable to recently patched flaws in Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash software, and state this is possibly the biggest security hole on the Internet today.

Only recent versions of Flash and Adobe Reader check for updates, so many users don't know they have to update manually. Of those, ITS expects that most Firefox users do not know they need to install Flash twice, once in Internet Explorer and once in Firefox. Installation links are on ITS's web site for common Internet software.

ITS is working on a service to automatically patch software on PCs, among other things. We are just getting it rolling, but if your company is interested, please contact ITS for details.

Friday, Aug 14, 2009 09:28 am CDT

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