April 16, 2015
Adobe released a fix for a zero-day bug in Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Mac. Users should update to Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52. If you are unsure whether your browser has Flash installed or what version it may be running, go to Adobe’s Flash Player page. Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Chrome should automatically update.
Oracle’s quarterly critical patch update plugs 15 security holes in Java 8. If you have Java installed and use it for specific websites or applications, update as soon as possible. Windows users can check for the program in the Add/Remove Programs listing or visit Java.com and click the “Do I have Java?” link on the home page. Note that Oracle will be ending support for Java 7 after this update of Java 8 (Update 45).