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Computing

Flash: Adobe issues emergency update after ransomware attacks

Adobe has issued an emergency update for its Flash software following the discovery of a serious security flaw that leaves computers open to ransomware attacks. The advice is, "update now."
Computing

Microsoft Edge will halt Flash-based objects in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

In Build 14316, Microsoft has made a change to the Edge browser that halts Flash object playback. The move is to conserve power and increase browser performance. The change will roll out to everyone in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary…
Computing

Adobe desperately patches more holes in the sinking ship that is Flash

Once again, Adobe has identified a slew of vulnerabilities in the latest version of Flash, one of which is already being used by attackers. When will we learn our lesson and ditch the old platform forever?
Movies & TV

With leather and mace, it’s the first photo of Hawkgirl and Hawkman

See the first image of Hawkgirl and Hawkman, the super pair slated to appear in this fall's new CW series Legends of Tomorrow, in all their helmeted, leather-clad, glory.
Web

Google will automatically pause Flash ads and videos in Chrome starting Sept. 1

Google is joining the ranks of companies sounding the death knell of Adobe’s Flash: The company announced that it will automatically pause Flash content in its Chrome browser starting Sept. 1.
Computing

Homestar and Strongbad on the woes of Flash’s demise

Adobe's Flash plugin might finally be breathing its last, but that doesn't mean we don't love what it has created, which means characters like Strongbad and Homestar Runner need saving. Fortunately, all past episodes are heading…
Computing

Netragard stops selling exploits for fear of how they may be used

Digital security company Netragard has announced that it will no longer be selling zero day exploits, following the news that one of its customers, Hacking Team, had been selling them on to nefarious regimes.
Computing

Adobe and Google join forces to strengthen Flash defenses against hacks

A series of cyber attacks targeting Adobe's Flash Player has led to a strengthening of the company's defenses, according to Ars Technica.
Wearables

Misfit’s newest product is the $20 Flash Link, the universal remote control and fitness tracker

Essentially identical to the Misfit Flash, minus the wristband, the Link (available in four colors) is simply a squeezable clicker that is a universal remote and a fitness tracker.
Computing

Facebook’s head of security wants an ‘end-of-life’ date for Flash

Following the discovery of more zero days in Adobe Flash from the recent Hacking Team breach, Facebook's chief security officer has called on Adobe to end Flash once and for all.
Photography

Nova flash accessory brings untethered lighting to iPhone

Photography is all about lighting, but the built-in LED flash in smartphones doesn't exactly help create the most pleasing images. The external Nova flash is a wireless iPhone accessory that lets you get creative with lighting.
Computing

New zero-day Adobe Flash vulnerability discovered by research firm

According to an Internet security research firm, a new Adobe Flash hole has been discovered and used in attacks on multiple websites. Read on to learn more here.