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January 1, 2016

KB3132372 Windows Update patches security issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

A few days ago, we reported that Abode had found some pretty serious vulnerabilities in its Flash Player plugins, yet again.

Most users will be aware that Microsoft normally releases security updates on Patch Tuesday, but this seems to have changed on New Year’s Day.

The Redmond Company pushed out the KB3132372 Windows Update to patch up the security issues in Adobe Flash Player. This only impacts Windows 10, and the two browsers it comes with, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

The biggest problem, with both programs are that, since both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are core components in the operating system, they can’t be updated [...]

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December 21, 2015

Facebook switches to HTML5 player for Videos, kicks Flash out

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 [...]

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August 28, 2015

Google Chrome will start pausing flash content from September 1

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, [...]

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August 1, 2015

Facebook worried over Adobe Flash Player security vulnerabilities, because it could affect its business

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 [...]

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