Adobe in a Mad Rush to Fix Vulnerabilities

Adobe has been very busy the past few days responding to vulnerabilities found in two of its most popular software, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. With almost all computers connected (most of the time) to the Internet, the chances of malicious code infecting critical files in computers are getting higher.

As a response to the number of threats detected each day, Microsoft marks every second Tuesday of each month as Patch Tuesday where updates and fixes to files, that have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, are made available for downloading. Indeed, last week’s Patch Tuesday (June 7, 2010) was very busy for IT staff worldwide where 10 security bulletins were issued as a response to more than 30 newly discovered vulnerabilities. Aside from Microsoft, Apple issued fixes for 48 flaws that made its Safari web browser open to attacks.

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