Word has emerged about a “ransomware” exploit involving Adobe Flash. Adobe has responded with an update. The ransomware exploit is, for now, limited to users of Windows, but the update has been made to all supported platforms, so it’s an update to essential Flash code, not just something Windows-ish.
This illustrates that you need to be very careful about what you keep on your computer, and that you may want to periodically rethink the software you have installed.
Get rid of Flash once and for all. I did a long time ago. If you haven’t yet, here’s how.