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Old 07-14-2015, 09:46 AM
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Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default

It seems that this topic is running like wildfire on the Internet. According to the article below, Firefox now blocks Flash automatically.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/14/f...-blocks-flash/

This subject matter came up when my wife (who is not that tech savvy) was on the internet and she thought we had a virus on the computer. From my understanding the reason behind it is because it seems that there are two critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. As for me, I personally value having a secure browsing experience.

But my question is, what thoughts does the V7N community have on this subject matter? Was Steve Jobs right all along? Is this the final blow to Adobe Flash?
 
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:16 PM
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Didn't know Steve Jobs had warned us before. I'm curious as to why Flash has problems with security? How easy is it to break and get information?

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:44 AM
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Didn't know Steve Jobs had warned us before.
Back in 2010 Steve Jobs wrote a Letter (really a rant) about Adobe Flash and that it's really buggy and that the world is moving to HTML5. His letter is posted below:

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

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I'm curious as to why Flash has problems with security? How easy is it to break and get information?
I'm not that technical to fully comprehend the full details that allows me to grasp the vulnerabilities involved. That's why I try to read a lot of articles on the web that gives more insight on the matter. Here's an article from Symantec's Official Blog that I have been reading that I think might answer those questions.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blog...ing-team-cache

On the flipside, with Firefox blocking adobe Flash at the moment, it does remove a variety of ads on the web.
 
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:28 AM
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yea, everywhere I go now I see flash blocked

one of my computers got swallowed up by this and it's almost impossible to get rid of without a total breakdown and cleaning

what a pain since so much is depended on flash including much of youtube
 
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:40 AM
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Well, Flash has always been a "colander" in terms of security, but I'm pretty sure it is on purpose to ease tracking, as Flash cookies are harder to fight than the usual ones. I "just uninstalled it" some months ago, and I don't really miss it.

I'm glad to read that Firefox is blocking Flash by default.
 
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:00 AM
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i m even using firefox i haven't fond any thing like that.
 
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:36 AM
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I think it is safe to say that Adobe Flash is now dead. No browsers are supporting it
 
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:58 AM
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Flash is creating threat. It will be fixed in next update of Firefox when flash update will be safe
 
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:32 AM
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It doesn't block Flash automatically, it blocks OLD versions of Flash automatically. If you have up to date Flash version, Firefox will not block it from running until it's an old version.
 
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:28 AM
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I think this issue is to protect the firefox users from some vulnerabilities.
 
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