Patch Tuesday and Emergency Flash Update

It was another busy week for updating your computers.

Microsoft released updates for Windows, Office, Silverlight and .NET Framework on its regular monthly schedule.

Adobe was forced to issue an emergency update for Flash after the bad guys began actively exploiting one of the typical oh-my-god-we’re-all-gonna-die vulnerabilities where a malicious file in an email message can be used to crash applications and take control of your computer. The vulnerability affects all versions of Flash – Windows, Mac, Linux and Android – although the active attacks are only directed at Windows computers so far.

If you are a subscriber to Bruceb Remote Management, it is installing the update this week. Your computer might restart in the morning to finish the installation.

If you’ve been keeping up to date, then the update may be installed silently in the background – Adobe introduced an automatic update system for Flash recently.

Otherwise, install the Flash update if you are prompted when you log into your computer.

If you want to be sure, you can use Adobe’s Flash version checker to see what is installed on your computer. The current version is

Be careful out there!

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