Google to kill Adobe Flash
Adobe flash has been sentenced to death by most of the applications and platforms and now it seems to be the last nail in its coffin. Google plans to block non-essential Adobe Flash content from Sept 1, 2015, onwards. Starting by September 1, 2015, Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing. It has been decided earlier as a part of browser performance improvement strategy. Chrome browser will automatically freeze Flash files that are not important. This means that you will have to click on the files you wish to see so that you can manually enable them, otherwise they will be frozen by default. However Adobe Flash, even after the company issued timely patches and security updates, appears to have lost its credibility already.
Third Flash Zero Day!
Firefox & Chrome Against Flash Player.
Facebook too calls for the end of Flash player.
Facebook's new chief security officer wants the web plugin to be put out to pasture.In tweets posted over the weekend, Alex Stamos said the popular web plugin used for videos and games had to go.
"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," he said in one tweet. He followed up in another tweet, adding: "Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the only way to disentangle the dependencies and upgrade the whole ecosystem at once."
HTML5-Best Alternative for Flash?
The move towards using native HTML5 for the majority of Flash uses has been welcomed by most, although some services that require digital rights management to secure licenses have resisted the move."Nobody takes the time to rewrite their tools and upgrade to HTML5 because they expect Flash to live forever. We need a date to drive it,” Alex Stamos,Facebook’s head of security.
Farewell Adobe Flash :P
Bye flash. Hope nobody will miss you. Below cartoon says it all. :)
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