On Monday, Adobe released a seemingly random series of patches, with the intent to “correct 25 vulnerabilities” which were all rated as “critical” updates. The specific vulnerabilities were not discussed, however I’d say its safe to say that the vulnerabilities were related to a lack of protection against some sort of massive exploit. The attached article did, however, briefly mention that Windows users running Flash should also be cautious using it.
For the best protection, according to Adobe, both Windows and Mac users should simply upgrade to the newer version of Flash. With the new update, the apparent “vulnerabilities” will no longer be a problem, leaving the users protected once again!
Although no clear reason was given for the patches, some reports have given the suggestion that these new, out of the blue patches were needed for extra protection as the “Pwnium bug-finding competition” will be held on Wednesday in Malaysia. With this competition, there will be an increase in people looking for exploits as there are millions of dollars of prizes at stake.