For those of you using Firefox, you may have seen a pop-up saying Firefox has disabled flash player from a website in the past couple of days.
Recently a HUGE security vulnerability was discovered in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability was quickly taken up by the hackers and incorporated into their arsenal of hacking tools. The vulnerability will allow a hacker access to fairly much your entire computer.
Mozilla (the makers of Firefox) took the unprecedented step of blocking Adobe Flash Player from working with their browser, to protect their users. Thus the message you may have seen if you used Firefox in recent days.
At this time, Mozilla and others are recommending that the BEST SOLUTION is to uninstall Adobe Flash Player from your computer completely.
You can set Flash to run in Firefox if you still want to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...k-play-firefox (USE AT OWN RISK)
Even Apple users are being advised to uninstall Flash. AppleInsider’s Shane Cole writes. “Though most exploits are targeted at Windows, Mac users are not invincible.” : http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/...ac---heres-how
Adobe patched Flash a couple of days ago, but the exploit still exists: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/...ero-day-found/
Facebook have asked Adobe to 'retire Flash as soon as possible “Flash has become such an information security nightmare that Facebook’s Chief Security Officer called on Adobe to sunset the platform as soon as possible and ask browser vendors to forcibly kill it off,”
All this is for Info only. What each person decides to do, is their choice. The Ausphotography website has the ability to allow flash based advertising but we have not used it for some years. So if you use Firefox, you should not see the warning message re flash being disabled whilst on AP. Whilst Mozilla have taken the step to block Flash within the Firefox browser, the vulnerability is not just related to Firefox. All use of Flash on a computer, using any browser or application can allow your computer to be open to hacking.
The BEST solution is to uninstall Adobe Flash Player components from your computer(s).
Adobe have been releasing new versions of Flash over the past few days, and no doubt more updates will follow in the next few days. So the issues may be resolved in the near future.