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How to avoid a "Flash" bug

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

There’s a bug in some popular software that you might use every day.

Adobe Flash promises a fix is coming to a bug that WBTV Cyber Expert, and CEO of Fortalice Solutions Theresa Payton says allows malware to be installed onto your computer.  Payton adds the bug was found when a digital surveillance company was hacked. 

“When they looked at how the bad guys hacked them, they found the Adobe flaw,” Payton said.

Payton warns the vulnerabilities affect almost all computers striking some Windows, Mac and Linux systems.  She says until the fix is released (likely this weekend) you can turn off Flash or run it only when you trust the software or video you are viewing.

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