Windows Update KB3132372, was released by Microsoft, about three days ago for Windows 10 computers, running n the latest build of the OS.
The update was meant to patch the recently reported critical vulnerabilities, in the infamous Adobe Flash Player plugin, which the Redmond company ships with Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft did say that a few apps may crash after installing the update. This statement appears to be more of a casual warning, than it states the actual side-effect. Because in reality, the update is crashing more than a “few” apps. Several hundreds of reports have been posted at various forums, including [...]
Facebook’s latest move has delivered a mighty whack to Adobe Flash.
The popular social networking website, has officially dropped support for the now infamous plugin.
Now, all videos on the website, will be using the HTML5 player by default on all web browsers. HTML5 is also used in Facebook’s News Feed and Pages.
Facebook’s decision isn’t remotely surprising. The social networking website’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, publicly criticized Adobe this year, calling for the company to end support for Flash due to the plugin’s vulnerabilities.
This was during the time when a major security firm got hacked, due to a [...]
Back in June, we reported about how Google Chrome was being updated with a new feature, which will make the browser intelligently pause flash content in web pages.
But Google had not given an ETA, for the feature to arrive, until today.
The Mountain View company has announced that Google Chrome will start pausing flash content from September 1. The news comes from the official source, an account on Google+, used by the Google Adwords team.
Google will begin pausing flash based content in webpages that aren’t a main part of the page. So, it is unlikely to affect any flash based plugins like Galleries or Embedded Video Players, but even if it does, [...]
Facebook has revealed in its quarterly report that it is worried over Adobe Flash Player security vulnerabilities.
No, it isn’t doing so because users will be infected, that is not what a revenue report is about.
Facebook is worried that Abobe Flash Player’s insecurities, will hurt its coffers. If you are wondering which part of Facebook runs on Flash, you could be one of those people (like me) who doesn’t access a popular part of the social network, Facebook Games.
Games hosted on Facebook, like the majority of browser games run using the Adobe Flash Plugin. Apparently all of Facebook’s revenue from “Payments” comes [...]