Article by Domain Support
If you are browsing the internet using your favorite browser and a web site asks you to download the latest version of Flash Player you really need to be extremely careful of downloading Flash from any site other than the official Adobe download page for Flash.
Martin Van Dantig, Fox-IT, reports that Adobe Flash Installer, called Snake (aka, Turla or Uroburos) that has targeted Windows users since 2008 (also has targeted Linux users since 2014) is targeting Mac users. While Fox-IT goes into great details about this malicious install code what you need to know is to be extremely wary of any attempt to coax you into installing Adobe Flash Player whether you are a Windows, Linux or Mac user. PCWorld, appleinsider, MalwarebytesLAB, Virus Guides, and many others have reported this attack is perpetrated from Russian hackers. KasperskyLab classifies this as an Advanced Persistent Threat (ATP).
Connectech recommends not installing Flash and leaving it disabled when not in use if you already have it installed to keep your computer safe.
If you need to install a Flash Player or update one, you should go to the only safe place, the official download site at Adobe or update your Flash Player by opening the application and follow the directions for updating.
For Mac users go to this official page from Adobe to see if you have the current version:
The reports of the death of Flash are greatly exaggerated although at Connectech, we’d be happy if the entire internet chose to move to HTML5 and later which provides even greater functionality than Flash. The statistics provided by Adobe show that Flash is very much alive and running on browsers, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and list is massive.