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I received a sudden Adobe flash player update. Is it a phishing attempt or something legit?

Hi everyone, I just received an update for Adobe Flash Player, but I am unsure whether to continue with the download in case of malware. Here is a screen picture of the page. How do I know if this message is legit or to be considered a phishing attempt? The page is written in Dutch, but the URL should be easy to check for someone with more Adobe-knowledge than me. Thanks! JairSchermafbeelding 2020-01-21 om 10.21.10.png

That does look like the legit Flash Player update page, launched from an Update Notification.  You can also confirm the domain is legit by clicking in the lock icon in the address field and confirming the certificate matches the domain in the URL.

 

However, if it doubt, it's best to just go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer to download Flash

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I received a sudden Adobe flash player update. Is it a phishing attempt or something legit?

Hi everyone, I just received an update for Adobe Flash Player, but I am unsure whether to continue with the download in case of malware. Here is a screen picture of the page. How do I know if this message is legit or to be considered a phishing attempt? The page is written in Dutch, but the URL should be easy to check for someone with more Adobe-knowledge than me. Thanks! JairSchermafbeelding 2020-01-21 om 10.21.10.png

That does look like the legit Flash Player update page, launched from an Update Notification.  You can also confirm the domain is legit by clicking in the lock icon in the address field and confirming the certificate matches the domain in the URL.

 

However, if it doubt, it's best to just go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer to download Flash

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There are constant attempts to attack with fake Flash upd...

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There are constant attempts to attack with fake Flash updates. This looks legit, but I would not trust it for a second. Close the bowser, reopen, Go to https://get.adobe.com/flash.

 

If that is how you got to that page it's fine. But if a web page ever tells you that you need an update, don't trust it.

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Re: I received a sudden Adobe flash player update. Is it a phishing attempt or something legit?

Thanks! I'll follow your advice.

 

Jair

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Thank you very much for this. I was searching for this....

Thank you very much for this. I was searching for this.

 

Thank you

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Re: I received a sudden Adobe flash player update. Is it a phishing attempt or something legit?

That does look like the legit Flash Player update page, launched from an Update Notification.  You can also confirm the domain is legit by clicking in the lock icon in the address field and confirming the certificate matches the domain in the URL.

 

However, if it doubt, it's best to just go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer to download Flash

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