SECURE IT ALERT: Update your Adobe Shockwave – Mac users, this means you too…

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Adobe released a security bulletin this week warning of nine critical vulnerabilities that affect Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.3.633 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh.

That bulletin can be found here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-02.html

Basically, it is the same old and busted story…  If you are running an unpatched, and therefore vulnerable version of Shockwave Player, and you happen to visit a website that contains malicious Shockwave content, these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to execute code on your computer, within your privileges. Local administrators on Windows machines, and those who give root access to their Mac, could allow the attacker full control of their computers.

Shockwave Player 11.6.4.634 has been released to address these flaws. Get it & install it.

If you require assistance with this or any other security related matter at your business, please call us at 864.990.4748 or email info@homelandsecureit.com – We provide computer, server & network service, sales and support to the entire Upstate of SC.

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