What's New: New Flash Player Fixes Clickjacking Flaw

Adobe Flash Player 10 fixes a security flaw known as "clickjacking." Flash Player 9 users will need to upgrade or wait about a month for a patch for that version.

Clickjacking is when users are tricked into clicking a malicious link. For example, a web site may show what looks like a regular web link, but in reality when clicked, it runs a Flash object to turn on the user's microphone. Flash is not the only software subject to clickjacking, but it was one of the more worrisome. Now that the flaw is known, and public, browser manufacturers are working on ways to counter it.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2008 10:27 am CDT

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