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Adobe Flash

2020 did one good thing: Adobe’s Flash is finally dead

January 1st, 2021

Adobe Flash Player will no longer work on computers and devices that still supported the software. Adobe will block the program come January 12th, and Flash will not be available in major browsers. Companies like Microsoft and Facebook will also block Flash. Apple has already been doing it for years. The 2020 meme needs no …

Adobe Flash RIP

Rest in hell, Adobe Flash

July 25th, 2017

Adobe is finally sending Flash to the server farm upstate. Major browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Safari all block Adobe Flash already, but the final nail is being driven into the coffin. By 2020, Adobe will fully end all support for Flash. ““We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of …

Flash Chrome

Hell yeah, Chrome is finally going to block Flash

August 9th, 2016

It’s been years since Flash did anything useful, unless you count munching on all my RAM as ‘useful.’ Just like the Java plugin before it, Flash is dying a slow and ungraceful death, and Chrome is trying to help it on its way a little. In a blog post today, Google announced the next step …

Adobe Flash

Another unpatchable security flaw proves Flash needs to die

June 14th, 2016

Given the endless stream of security vulnerabilities that have continued to plague Adobe Flash for years, it’s almost a surprise that Flash isn’t entirely dead just yet. The latest Flash vulnerability to make waves is a zero-day exploit that was initially relayed to us via a security advisory from Adobe itself. Notably, researchers from Kaspersky Labs …

Google Chrome Flash HTML5

Google is officially killing Flash in Chrome this year

May 16th, 2016

The death of Flash is imminent; we’ve known that for a few years. A security threat and a battery hob, Flash is replaced with other tools. Even Adobe has had it with Flash. But Google will drive another nail in Flash’s coffin by disabling it in Chrome by the end of the year.

Adobe Flash Windows Zero-Day Fix

Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

May 11th, 2016

Flash zero-day vulnerabilities are a dime a dozen these days, so you won’t be surprised to learn there’s another one  in the wild. Microsoft and Adobe have independently found two distinct zero-day vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer and Flash, respectively, which means it’s time to update Windows and Flash. Apparently, exploits exist for both that allow for remote code …

Flash Security Update Christmas

Update Flash right now, or just get rid of it: Christmas hack edition

December 29th, 2015

One of the things Christmas brought us is a new Flash exploit that could let attackers take control of an affected system. That’s not necessarily a surprise, considering that Flash bugs are often discovered. Not to mention that some hackers choose Christmas and the holidays to attack computer users who might be busy with plenty …

Adobe Flash Player For Mac

Apple just banned some versions of Adobe Flash from its computers

October 21st, 2015

With his “Thoughts on Flash” letter back in early 2010, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs waged a war on Adobe that the media couldn’t get enough of. Beyond the hype, however, Adobe’s Flash platform really had become a resource hog that was a terrible burden on developers, and that wreaked havoc on PC performance. Thanks …