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8 of top 10 vulnerabilities used by exploit kits target Adobe Flash Player

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    As if you need more reasons to hate Adobe Flash, it’s unsurprisingly a favorite among cyber criminals to roll into exploit kits. The most popular exploit kit right now is Angler, which has been around since 2013, but it is still “regularly tied to malware including Cryptolocker.”

    According to a new report by Recorded Future, eight of the top 10 vulnerabilities used by exploit kits target Adobe Flash Player. The remaining two non-Flash flaws favored in the crimeware as a service (CaaS) ecosystem were in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11 and other “Microsoft products including Silverlight.”

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