Adobe fixes clickjacking flaw

October 16, 2008 – 5:35 AM

Adobe Systems has released a new version of its Flash Player software, fixing a critical security bug that could make the Internet a dangerous place for Web surfers.

The new Flash Player 10 software, released Wednesday, fixes security flaws in Adobe’s multimedia software including bugs that could allow hackers to pull off what’s known as a clickjacking attack, wrote Adobe spokesman David Lenoe in a blog posting.

For those who can’t update to this new version of Flash, a Flash 9 security patch is still about a month off, he added. Adobe rates the clickjacking bug as ‘critical.’

Although not widely used by criminals, clickjacking has received a lot of attention since it was first discussed a month ago. Flash isn’t the only software that is vulnerable to a clickjacking attack, but Flash attacks have been considered among the most dangerous.


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