Not a minute too soon: Adobe to pull plug on Flash

After years of near death experiences, the grim reaper finally comes for Adobe Flash.

Not a minute too soon: Adobe to pull plug on Flash

Computerworld’s Michael Horowitz totaled up Flash bugs back in 2015, when he found 78 Flash bugs in the first five months of that year alone.

Flash has finally reached the end of the Internet road. Adobe can only blame itself for the declining use of their platform. After 20 years of security vulnerabilities and countless bugs, we still see nary a month go by without a “new” serious security problem.

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Via The Guardian: Adobe to pull plug on Flash after years of waning popularity | Technology

Adobe Flash, a once ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.

Adobe – along with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Mozilla – said support for Flash would ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years.

After 2020, Adobe will stop releasing updates for Flash and web browsers will no longer support it. The companies are encouraging developers to migrate their software on to modern programming standards.

I wish I could say that I’ll miss Adobe Flash, but I won’t. It’s been the bane of this network engineer’s existence for a long long time.

 

 

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