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Is It Time to Retire Adobe Flash Player

     
11:31 am on Jul 14, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This idea has been muted for some time, and following a couple of the latest security issues [webmasterworld.com], is it time for Adobe Flash Player to be retired?

Do we really need Flash? The short answer is no, but do we have to keep Player running and updated for all those legacy sites?
11:55 am on July 14, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Will probably be around for a bit longer as some major sites (think radio, video entertainment sites). As those sites migrate from flash, so then will the rest of us.
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Others are suggesting it's time for Flash to be retired, too.

Adobe Systems' Flash software has come under fire yet again after a prominent Facebook executive called for the end of the animation software.

"It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day," Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said in a tweet on Sunday.Facebook says Adobe's plug-in is a security risk no longer worth taking [cnet.com]
 

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