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Adobe Systems has fixed more than 30 vulnerabilities in its Flash Player and Digital Editions products, most of which could be exploited to remotely install malware on computers.
The bulk of the flaws, 26, were patched in Flash Player on all supported platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux.
Twenty-three of those vulnerabilities can lead to remote code execution and the remaining three can be used for information disclosure or to bypass security features, Adobe said in an advisory.
Adobe advises users to update Flash Player version 22.214.171.124 on Windows and Mac or version 126.96.36.1995 on Linux. The new version of the Flash Player extended support release, which only receives security patches, is now 188.8.131.525.
Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10’s app store, with an update from Microsoft Wednesday.
It’s a move powered by Project Centennial, which lets developers take older Windows apps (known in Microsoft parlance as Win32 apps), port them to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and then sell them on the Windows Store. The first of those apps are rolling out over the coming days, and developers can now submit their Centennial-converted apps for future release.
Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.
The service is initially being offered to Uber’s “most loyal” customers in the city as part of the Uber X service, the company said in a blog post that was short on technical details.
The Ford Focus cars being used in the trial will have a human in the driver’s seat—someone who should be ready to take over from the computer should it encounter a situation it cannot safely deal with. That’s not only a prudent technical move but also the law. No U.S. states have legalized self-driving cars without human drivers or steering wheels.
More worrisome, this extinction "may disrupt ecosystems for millions of years," the research found.
The Emmys are this Sunday. That means every comedy, drama, and limited series you’ve loved over the past year or so is probably up for a big ol’ trophy. Some will win, many will lose, all will show up in their finest evening wear.
Well, we here at WIRED Culture may not be in tuxes and gowns, but we do want to celebrate television. That’s why we’re spending this week’s Monitor podcast talking about who we think will win big during this weekend’s ceremony. (If The People v. O.J. Simpson doesn’t win something, we’ll eat our collective hat.) We’re also, of course, talking about who we think should win, but won’t. ::cough::Samantha Bee::cough:: Oh, and we’ve also got some deep thoughts about Master of None to share with you as well.
A few helpful links for things we talk about in the podcast:
-The Emmy nominations
-WIRED’s analysis of the best performances on People v. O.J. Simpson
-K.M. McFarland’s Gene Wilder obit
-Emma Grey Ellis’s piece on Samantha Bee’s Emmys snub
-Angela Watercutter’s story on virtual reality film Henry’s Emmy win
-K.M. McFarland’s ranking of Roald Dahl movie adaptations
Samsung has a new trick up its sleeve for getting customers to bring the Note 7 in for recall -- it's going to limit the phone's battery life to 60% via an over-the-air update.
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