Adobe currently has a vulnerability, known as CVE-2016-1019, which could potentially allow hackers to take control of your systems. Rest assured, there is a patch in place which you should download immediately to mitigate the problem. This is also a good time to remind you that you should be constantly downloading and running all updates and patches officially pushed out from the providers themselves. These updates are not just for Windows users, but for Adobe Flash Player for Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS as well.
If a hacker does manage to exploit your system through this vulnerability, it could open you up to the Cerber ransomware problem we have mentioned before. So if you don’t want to have to pay someone thousands of dollars to get your data back, be sure to update your system, or at the very least enable “Click to Play” which stops Flash from automatically playing unless you specifically give it permission.
If you’re still confused or have any more concerns or questions, now is a good time to give us a call and we will be more than happy to ensure that you, your company, and all your data are safe and secure. We will even do a free assessment so you can know beforehand if you’re vulnerable to dangerous hackers. Click here to read more details in Adobe’s latest security bulletin.