The End of Flash

Mozilla has added Adobe Flash to the Firefox browser’s blacklist:

A message now appears saying that Flash — the plug-in that enables animation, browser games and other graphics online — is vulnerable, along with a message that Mozilla reserves the right to block software that “seriously compromises Firefox security.”


The ban is temporary — it will stay in place as long as there’s a version of Flash with publicly known security problems, Mozilla said. (Adobe is working on a fix.) If users really want to run Flash to view videos or use other Flash-based Web tools, they can do so — as long as they read a security warning from Mozilla first. But Mozilla is also advocating for a general end to using Flash as a Web standard.


First Facebook, now Mozilla — the writing is on the wall.


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