Adobe’s Latest Critical Security Update Pushes Scareware

Ed Bott on the “PC system checker” promoted in Adobe’s latest Flash Player update:

This is pure, unadulterated scareware. It is designed to prey on unsophisticated computer users who have been told that they need to update their Flash Player and who are then subjected to this misleading advertising and technical mumbo-jumbo to scare them into paying for something they don’t need.

Adobe is trading on their own good brand for a quick buck. Just makes me sad.

Friday, 30 March 2012