It definitely feels like most of the world has already forgotten about Flash Player, but Microsoft is still vigilant. While the service isn’t nearly as used as it was before, it can still be of great impact to computers around the world. Unfortunately, it’s potential for a massive impact is only present in the negative sphere, meaning that FLASH Player can potentially be dangerous to users due to its any security loopholes and problems.
Recently Microsoft took care of a large batch of issues with privacy and security that were present throughout the Flash Player software. These problems were believed to hold the potential of allowing hackers and attackers to take control of a computer that is being targeted. Luckily, the new KB4018483 update from Microsoft managed to fix these problems toward the delight of users.
These issues can potentially make it possible for malicious entities to take control of a computer or in other words perform remote code execution. That is why it is incredibly important that users update as soon as possible, before they might become victims of these security problems found within Flash Player prior to the update.
There are multiple version of Flash Player affected by these problems. To start off, it is spread across multiple platforms starting with Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, Desktop Runtime, and even Microsoft’s browser solutions which are Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
Pertaining to the Windows platform, many versions of the operating system have been affected, starting with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Additionally, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 10 1511, Windows 10 1607, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 are also experiencing these problems.
Windows Update is where users can find the latest update which also includes the Flash Player security fixes. Additionally, if you want to get Flash Player but have a previous version of Windows, it’s best to get the latest version of the service straight from the official website. Many people have renounced using Flash due to all the problems that can occur from a security standpoint, and also all of the incidents that took place at the highest levels with institutions using Flash Player. Even Google replaced it with HTML5 as its main service.