So the internet is actually
Under water? Adobe is the screendoor on the submarine! All hands on deck!
Adobe is advising users and administrators to patch its Flash Player after yet another remote-code execution vulnerability was discovered in the plugin. The patch fixes bug CVE-2015-3113, which allows attackers to take control of a system if it opens a malicious Flash file. Miscreants are exploiting the flaw in the wild to …
It's really MS that should be fixing their OS to sandbox the applications more than Adobe being responsible for the effectiveness of attacks built on the OS.
I have no love for Flash, going back to the 56k dialup and having to download a new Flash version practically every time a new animation or video came out. I wonder if the Macromedia guys are still involved.
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While the project seems active, there hasn't been a release in years. The sort of person who actually needs gnash is usually not up to the task of downloading the git repo and compiling it from source. And is also usually not interested in installing a Linux distro which may or may not have a recent package for gnash
Don't disagree, but its not the answer unfortunately. We need all the crappy Flash dependant websites to dump it instead! I'm talking here about everything from the BBC to Twitch. Why do they still force Flash on us? Why can't they move to HTML5? YouTube did! Add to which, every single one of my wife's online courses requires Flash and many Java too. WTF? This is A1-Sh1t website design, but hey there's no punishment for mediocrity on the interweb...
Agreed but there's a whole bunch of stuff that is completely dependent on it.
My simple question is why the fck does it take a fcking Flash app to view a simple fcking phone bill for fcks sake?
It is a static list that does not need anything done to it except be displayed on a web page which as far as I recall has only been possible for the last 20 years or so. That said, I can sort of understand why this might a difficult concept for people who have trouble understanding things if they aren't displayed on an interactive twinkly multi-coloured sparkly customisable background.
Flash only makes things better if you keep a non-flash version available. It's not luddism, it's practicality.
edit: I suspect my annoyance may be slightly apparent...
Youtube went HTML5 by default a few months back and only uses Flash as a fallback for browsers that don't support HTML5 video.
If you're still getting Flash on Youtube and your browser isn't from the paleozoic era then maybe you need to toggle your settings.
> ... some ads are replaced with an Install Flash Player icon.
Just install AdBlock (and consider a few other goodies too) and you'll see even fewer annoying ads!
It's worth the effort to figure it out.
If ads are annoying and a potential hazard, I have no qualms about blocking them.
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