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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

End of Adobe Flash?

Firefox Blocks Flash, and Facebook Calls for Its Death

Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, just got a big nail driven into its coffin.

David Goldman | July 14, 2015

Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.

The Flash-bashing picked up last week after revelations that the spyware giant known as the Hacking Team had been using Flash to remotely take over people's computers and infect them with malware.

<more at; related links: (Mozilla blocks all versions of Flash in Firefox amid growing security concerns) and (Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox over 'critical security issues'; Mozilla has changed the default settings in Firefox to block use of Adobe Flash Player, amid security concerns)>

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