If you have been following the news lately, you might already know that new kinds of ransomware are infecting systems all around the world. For those who don’t know, ransomeware are just like malware, but these actually infect your system and will threaten to delete all of your data if you don’t pay the ransome. What’s more scary is that it is very hard to know when and how you will get infected, as these infections need hardly any interaction from the user end.
Reported yesterday, the new ransomware attacks don’t require the users to even click on any ads or download anything. These new attacks are done when the user simply visits the infected site, thus making this problem all the more dangerous and complicated. To make things a bit clear, these craftier attacks depend on negligent security practices and unpatched problems to attack devices. And when talking about patching problems, Adobe Flash Player is the first thing that comes to mind.
In our report yesterday, we already told you that you could get your PC infected with these new ransomeware if you have not updated Internet Explorer, Silverlight, and Adobe Flash Player. We already know that the Flash Player is plagued with security issues constantly, which Adobe keeps resolving by releasing updates a few times every week. As the Flash Player exists on most of the systems around the world, it is important that users download and install the latest version to stay safe from security issues.
So if you don’t want to lose your data to a ransomeware, make sure you don’t get lazy and download Adobe Flash Player latest version to prevent ransomware attacks. You can get the latest version of Flash Player from the official Flash Player website.