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Offline Marc57

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Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:00:37 AM »
Adobe’s Shockwave Player contains a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of Windows computers, according to a warning from the software maker.

Make sure your Shockwave Player is at version 11.5.0.600


http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3664&tag=nl.e550
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 01:27:35 AM »
Is it good to got Adobe Flash and Shockwave Player installed ?

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 01:50:33 AM »
Is it good to got Adobe Flash and Shockwave Player installed ?
of course, if you don't have a flash player plug-in for browsers, then you can't watch flash videos on internet such as YouTube videos (actually not just flash videos, you can't display any flash contents). i don't know if there are alternative flash players other than Adobe as a browser plug-in, and don't need to know coz the Adobe one is simply enough. :D the shockwave player is also required to view some web-based applications. for further info see the link: http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/

i suggest you install both of them if you still don't have them.

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 01:54:18 AM »
Ok well i got both :) I just asked for be sure.

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 03:10:35 AM »
I dont know whether everyone else is getting the popup extra for Norton scan with their Shockwave download or whether it is a regional thing or what.
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 06:21:29 AM »
You can test your players here and check the version.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 01:52:59 PM »
I dont know whether everyone else is getting the popup extra for Norton scan with their Shockwave download or whether it is a regional thing or what.

Just dont install it.

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »
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I dont know whether everyone else is getting the popup extra for Norton scan with their Shockwave download or whether it is a regional thing or what.
Yep. (Same country, though.)
I had that the last two update/installs.
Decided after some thorough and considered reasoning over about 2 seconds to un-tick the box. ;D
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 02:34:01 PM »
Thanks Kissman-Mine's up to date :)

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 02:37:03 PM »
In a few years how many Viruses and Hackers are there gonna be. I think the internet will have to be reset and have everything wiped =P

I'll Update in a second

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 02:39:18 PM »
The two are up to date :)

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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 05:25:20 PM »
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Yep. (Same country, though.)
I had that the last two update/installs.

Hi Tarq57

I guess we can expect this kind of thing to become the regular occurrence. Adobe Reader is doing the same with Google tooolbar (and updater, I think).
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009, 12:37:45 AM »
Yep. First time I updated Ccleaner to find I then had a Yahoo toolbar was when I then started reading EULA's a bit.
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2009, 12:50:50 AM »
You can download the ccleaner slim version with no Yahoo toolbar, http://majorgeeks.com/download4191.html, or watch out for the option during the install and uncheck the Yahoo toolbar option.
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Re: Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 10:10:03 AM »
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