There are several reason we don’t design on Flash.
- It does not work on all computer browsers. (install is required)
- It definitely does not work on mobile phones or tablet browsers.
- Designing in Flash cost more.
- Flash web sites are not easy to update.
- Security issues.
The people at Adobe software safety revealed a fix for a flaw for Flash. You might not use Flash actively – you might not even realize it’s on your computer (desktop computer, that is,) but there it might very well be. This could be good news for Apple computer users as this bit of malware seems affect mostly Windows. Maybe. Very likely, but not certainly.
Adobe security bulletin where they number it Bulletin ID APSB18-19. They said this week that there’s an exploit for the software CVE-2018-5002 in Flash, and they’ve tagged this vulnerability PRIORITY 1!
In short, when you get an email with a certain attachment, and open said attachment, the code… takes over your Office documents. Or something along those lines. The exact wording from Adobe is: “these attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash Player content distributed via email.” Another bit of good news is that this exploit has only been used in “limited, targeted attacks against Windows users” so far.