Adobe has released an emergency software patch for Flash after it found a serious vulnerability being exploited by hackers.
The company said it had evidence of “limited, targeted attacks” and urged people to update their software immediately.
Flash is widely used across the web as a way of providing multimedia content.
This vulnerability – which enables hackers to take control of a computer – affects Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
I don’t have Flash installed on either my desktop or laptop, except for an “emergency” version built into Chrome — because there are still sites which rely on Flash, even though it’s practically malware.
I recommend you do the same.