Hacker/researcher Charlie Miller plans on unveiling 30 critical security vulnerabilities of common software, including 20 in Apple's Preview application, at the CanSecWest conference later this month.
The exploit code at the origin of the attacks against Google, Adobe and others has been made public.
As yet another exploit has just been discovered for PDF documents, experts warn that Adobe products will surpass Microsoft's on hackers' list of targeted software.
As I sit reading my morning paper online I still cannot view the embedded videos due to auto-detection of my Flash player not working. One in every three or four YouTube videos crashes the browser. I remember sometime back reading that Adobe has a very small development team (possibly only one) working on the Linux port of Flash. It has occurred to me that Flash on Linux is the one major entry barrier controlling acceptance of Linux as a viable desktop operating system. No matter how stably, smoothly, efficiently, and correctly Linux runs on a machine, the public will continue to view it as second-rate if Flash keeps crashing. This is the worst example of being tied down and bound by a crappy 3rd-party product over which no Linux distribution has any control. GNASH is nice, but it just isn't there 100%. I really do have to suspect Adobe's motivation for keeping Flash on Linux in such a deplorable state.