Adobe Incubates Flash Runtime for Firefox

The Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Incubator program updated their Flash Platform runtime beta program to version 5, delivered as Flash Player version 11.2.300.130. It includes a “sandboxed” version of the 32-bit Flash Player they are calling “Protected Mode for Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7 and Windows Vista systems”. It has been over a year since Adobe discussed the Internet Explorer ActiveX Protected Mode version on their ASSET blog, and the version running on Google Chrome was sandboxed too. Read Full Article

Adobe September 2011 Patch Release

In addition to today’s Microsoft updates, users of Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat software on both Windows and Apple systems need to update their software ASAP. Adobe released Bulletin APSB11-24, addressing at least thirteen memory corruption flaws, and several privilege escalation, logic flaw, and bypass issues. Read Full Article

Patch Tuesday June 2011

Patches are up! This month’s patch Tuesday is a sizable one by any standards. Microsoft is patching a total of 34 vulnerabilities in 16 bulletins. At least eight different product lines are updated. Adobe is coordinating release of Reader, Acrobat, Shockwave and Flash updates as well today. Read Full Article

Pegel now in banners

We’re still monitoring Pegel, and we’ve come across something which piqued our interest: redirects to malicious websites hosting exploits weren’t only coming from infected legitimate sites, but also from flash ads on legitimate sites. Read Full Article

Social engineering on Twitter

This week it’s Twitter’s turn to host an attack targeting both Twitter users and the Internet community at large. In this case it’s a malicious Twitter profile twitter.com/[skip]/ with a name that is Portuguese for ‘pretty rabbit’ which has a photo advertising a video with… Read Full Article