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    Adobe just released a critical Flash Player security update.

    You can read the whole article here;https://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/adob...81?tag=nl.e589
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    For those who don't follow the link please note this 'update' tries to foist scareware on the unsuspecting.


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    You can read the whole article here;https://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/adob...81?tag=nl.e589

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    I don't think displaying an ad in a browser window at the very end of a successful update is terribly evil. (The original article itself has an unmarked "ad link border" at both sides!)

    The software in question doesn't seem to meet the generally accepted definition of scareware. It's not ficticious or useless and doesn't bombard the user with constant warnings.

    Even the author of the article said, "For the record, the company is legitimate, and there’s no question that they believe their software serves a worthwhile purpose. It doesn’t install any spyware or adware, and it is not malicious."

    Neither is it "foistware" by the author's own definition (Unnecessary third-party software that is offered as part of a program’s installation and that will be installed if the user accepts the default setup options.)

    Bruce

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