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Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari

Thursday January 23, 2020 3:16 am PST by
As noted in our coverage yesterday of the latest Safari Technology Preview 99, Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash. Safari Technology Preview is basically a beta of the next version of Safari proper, all but confirming that Apple is officially ditching support for Flash in the next version of its native Mac browser. This means that when the next version of Safari is released, users ...

Adobe to Stop Distributing and Updating Flash in 2020

Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:35 am PDT by
Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and...

Adobe Issues Critical Security Update for Flash Player on Mac

Friday February 17, 2017 4:51 am PST by
Adobe this week released Flash Player version 24.0.0.221 to "address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," including Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. Mac users with Flash Player version 24.0.0.194 or earlier installed should immediately update to the latest version using the built-in update mechanism. The update is also...

Adobe Flash on Mac Gets Second Critical Security Update in Just Two Weeks

Thursday October 27, 2016 6:57 am PDT by
Adobe for the second time this month has released Flash Player security updates to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS systems. Adobe gave the security fixes its highest severity rating, meaning users should immediately update to the latest Flash Player version through the built-in update mechanism, or ...

Adobe Releases Critical Security Update for Flash Player on Mac

Wednesday October 12, 2016 6:33 am PDT by
Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player that address critical vulnerabilities that could put Mac users at risk. Flash Player version 23.0.0.162 and earlier, Flash Player Extended Support Release version 18.0.0.375 and earlier, and Flash Player for Google Chrome version 23.0.0.162 and earlier are affected on macOS Sierra and OS X. Mac users should update to the latest Flash...

Google Chrome 53 Browser to Block Flash Content By Default

Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:27 am PDT by
Google announced yesterday that it will "de-emphasize" Adobe Flash in its Chrome browser in favor of HTML5 from next month. As of Chrome 53, whenever the web browser comes across a site that loads Flash "behind the scenes" it will block the offending content and switch to the faster HTML5 web standard whenever it is available. Google notified users of the change to its browser's behavior...

Apple Once Again Blocks Older Versions of Adobe Flash Player Due to Vulnerability

Monday June 20, 2016 9:43 pm PDT by
Last week Adobe issued a security advisory for Flash Player, indicating that version 21.0.0.242 and earlier had a critical vulnerability that could potentially cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the infected system. Adobe issued a fix a couple days later. Apple today published a support document explaining that users with out-of-date versions of the Adobe Flash Player...

Safari in macOS Sierra Deactivates Flash and Other Plug-ins By Default

Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:33 am PDT by
In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus on HTML5 content and improve the overall web browsing experience. As explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog, when a website offers both Flash and HTML5 content, Safari will always deliver the...

Adobe Issues 'Emergency' Flash Player Security Update for OS X to Address Ransomware Attacks

Friday April 8, 2016 4:59 am PDT by
Adobe has issued Flash Player security updates for OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS to address "critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" by way of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user's hard drive and demands payment in order to decrypt it. These type of threats often display images or use...

Adobe Releases Flash Player Update for 'Critical' Security Vulnerability on Mac

Friday March 11, 2016 4:51 am PST by
Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player that address critical vulnerabilities that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Adobe is aware of "limited, targeted attacks" on OS X, Windows, and Linux. Adobe lists the affected Flash Player and AIR versions in a security bulletin on its website. Mac or PC users running an affected version should...

Apple Forces Users to Upgrade to Newest Adobe Flash Player to Patch Vulnerabilities

Friday February 6, 2015 11:38 am PST by
Apple yesterday posted a new support document and sent an email to its security mailing list noting that it is now requiring all OS X users to upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in for Safari to address potential security vulnerabilities. The company is blocking all older versions Adobe Flash Player prior to 16.0.0.305, and users with an out-of-date version of the...