Adobe issued a critical update to their popular Flash Player this week. Daily Safety Check, a computer security firm that fixes security weaknesses on home computers, recommends that users update their Flash Player right away.
"This is what is known as a zero day threat, meaning hackers have already been attacking this weakness," according to Jim McKenney, Chief Technology Officer of Daily Safety Check. "Even if users have antivirus installed and up-to-date, hackers can take over your computer just by visiting a legitimate website that has a malicious advertisement."
"Antivirus is a good tool," according to McKenney, "but on its own antivirus software will not protect you from hackers. Hackers are increasingly targeting security weaknesses in applications like Flash and Microsoft Office, that antivirus just can't protect against." Daily Safety Check provides a computer security service for homes and businesses that updates security weaknesses every day, provides hacker monitoring, alerts users in case of an attack. Plus, it includes state-of-the-art antivirus software for about the same price as antivirus software alone."
To interview Jim McKenney or find out more about computer security issues, please contact media(at)dailysafetycheck(dot)com.