Items tagged with Shockwave Player

Adobe doesn't have the best of histories when it comes to software like Flash and Shockwave. Both have been leveraged by nefarious types to take advantage of computer users over the years. Flash is such a risk that Firefox 69 disables it by default. Adobe has announced that Flash will see the end of its life next year. Meanwhile, Shockwave will die off before then with an official end of life date announced by Adobe. Adobe says that the end of Shockwave will be April 9, 2019. After that date, Shockwave will be discontinued, and the Shockwave Player for Windows will no longer be available for download. Adobe does note that companies with Enterprise licenses for Shockwave will receive support until... Read more...
There's a critical bug in Adobe's Shockwave Player that affects both Windows and Macintosh PCs. The bug was publicly disclosed earlier this week. According to Adobe, the bug "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." In the security advisory, Adobe said that it considers the issue critical and is working on a patch. The company hasn't disclosed any details as to when the patch will be available. So far, there are no known reports of attacks that have taken advantage of the bug. "Hundreds of millions of computers with Internet connectivity have Shockwave installed, so, this will obviously be an attractive target for attackers," security vendor... Read more...