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Security firm RSA attacked using Excel-Flash one-two sucker punch

It has emerged that the underlying cause of RSA's SecurID gaffe was the recently-reported zero-day vulnerability found in Adobe's Flash Player. The exploit, which used specially-crafted Flash embedding in Excel spreadsheets, was first reported on March 15 and has since been fixed. RSA was hacked sometime in the first half of March when an employee was successfully spear phished and opened an...

Sand Trap is a fun and difficult physics maze game

Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you're hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the bottom of the screen. You need to rotate your maze every which way to get the sand rolling around it. You then try to direct the sand to one of the exits of...

Line Grapefruit is a tricky Flash "path" game

Okay, see that snaking line coming in from the right on the screenshot? That's you. And see those large round circles? Those are supposedly grapefruits, only they won't sit still – they keep moving up and down and cutting across your path. And if you touch one, you die! That's what you have to deal with in Line Grapefruit. But that's not all – you're also on a time limit. In...

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 beta 2 and AIR 2.7 beta released for download

Adobe's just let fly its latest beta of Flash Player bringing it to 10.3 beta 2. The update brings stability increases and bug fixes, as well as all the new features from the beta 1 release earlier this month. Adobe has also brought its AIR runtime up to speed with the latest developments in Flash, releasing Adobe AIR 2.7 beta for your downloading pleasure. AIR 2.7 adds support for Adobe...

Interlocked is a three-dimensional brain teaser

Back when I was a kid, I used to love crafting ornate puzzle boxes out of Lego. There would be just one way to open the box, by carefully shifting and rotating a bunch of pieces. Well, either that, or breaking the box in frustration. Interlocked takes that spirit and turns it into a beautiful Flash game. It's a good thing the soundtrack is soothing, because the game itself can get pretty...

Mitoza is a fun, freaky Web toy with an artistic look

While not a game per se, I found Mitoza intriguing enough to spend quite some time with it. You start off with a seed, and are then presented with two choices: you can either click a flower pot, or click a cute little birdie. If you click the flower pot, a flower pot appears and the seed is planted inside. You're then presented with two further choices -- a water can or a bottle of...

Burrito Bison is a simple game for gummy bear lovers

Burrito Bison is a pretty simple game, but if you're into gummy bears you might find it addictive. As you may have guessed from the name, you're a bison (not a burrito, though). In the course of your day-to-day grocery shopping, you're abducted into a bag of gummy bears, and must now fend for yourself. At the beginning of each round you launch yourself onto the marching gummy (gummi?)...

Elephant Quest is an addictive, deep platformer

When someone tells me about a "platformer", my first thought is that it's probably a simple game that mainly revolves around running and jumping around, with a minimal plot. [Play a Zelda game! -Ed] Elephant Quest is one platformer that managed to prove me completely wrong. Yes, you do run and jump around, and you also shoot at stuff. But the game has much, much more going for it. ...

Adobe patches latest Flash and Reader vulnerabilities

Just recently, new critical vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader. While Google and Adobe managed to deliver an update to secure Chrome users, it took a few more days to put together the necessary bits for the general Flash and Reader using public. Fortunately, the work is now complete, and Adobe has posted updated downloads for both products. You should be...

Zero-day Flash vulnerability fixed in Chrome, still unpatched elsewhere

Google, proving the efficacy of Chrome's built-in Flash Player and its early, insider access to Adobe's developer builds, has fixed the zero-day vulnerability that emerged last week. The hole will be plugged on other platforms and browsers by a new version of Flash 10.1 and 10.2 that should've been released by now. If you've restarted Google Chrome in the last few days, you should now have...

Scribd HTML5 viewer goes mobile, Flash ditched on 20 million embeds

In 2010, Scribd announced that it planned to dump Adobe Flash embeds in favor of an HTML5 viewer for its user-uploaded documents. Now, the Scribd HTML5 experience has gone mobile as well. That's a very welcome update, since certain shiny touchscreen mobile devices don't offer support for Flash embeds. Scribd has also announced that all of its existing embeds -- which number more than 20...

Adobe Flash 10.2 for Android available today, improves performance, adds hardware acceleration for Honeycomb

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 will land in the Android Market today, bringing with it modest performance improvements for Android 2.2 and 2.3, and hardware acceleration for 3.0. Flash 10.2 is also the first version of Flash to work on the Motorola Xoom tablet. Engadget says that they "saw a slight but noticeable boost in framerate when playing a YouTube trailer at 480p" on their Droid 2, and that...

Kongregate Arcade for Android gets a new UI, Honeycomb tablet compatibility

Kongregate Arcade, the one-stop shop for Flash games on Android, has been updated with a new welcome screen and Android 3.0 Honeycomb compatibility. Every screen in the updated app supports landscape-mode, the welcome screen sports a "hot new games" carousel and huge buttons that allow quick access to just about every part of the Arcade, and users can now earn badges in games without signing...

Flash and Reader zero-day vulnerability going unfixed for a week

Don't get us wrong -- Adobe has gotten better about responding to security risks over the past year or so -- but news of a new, critical Flash zero-day exploit going unfixed for a week has us hearing the sad trombone noise all over again. The flaw lies in both the Flash Player and authplay.dll, which ships with Windows versions of Reader. Flash is affected on all operating systems, however. ...

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Android coming next week

In an official blog post, Adobe has announced that Adobe Flash Player 10.2 will available for download from the Android Market on March 18th. 10.2 supports Android 2.2 and 2.3, as well as the Android 3.0 Honeycomb-packing Motorola Xoom. On the Xoom (and future Honeycomb tablets), 10.2 will enable hardware acceleration for h.264 video and bring better browser integration. Adobe also says that...