First, it was Chrome, and then there’s Mozilla that is also set to block flash in Firefox starting this August. The death of Adobe Flash Player is clearly inevitable. Some may say good riddance. But others would definitely feel sad to see the once-reliable application go.
But there is a glimmer of hope for half of the population. Those who love Adobe Flash, that is.
The biggest problem with the Flash Player, is its many vulnerabilities that pave way for hackers to infiltrate a computer system, and just mess it up any way they want to. This means, if that issue is addressed, then Flash won’t be much of a liability.
Well, Microsoft may have the answer.
In its latest release of the Edge browser, which has an embedded Adobe Flash Player, the company has added security measures to the application. The browser is set to automatically update Flash to its latest version, each and every time a new one is released.
It is a fact that the system is most vulnerable when the Flash player is not updated. But a lot of people prefer not to update applications automatically for a lot of reasons, such as lack of storage space or other bugs that will come with the new version.
But surely an Adobe Flash player update through Edge would not make a dent in your device’s storage space. You won’t need to bother with the update schedule either because it will be done automatically. This should make Flash less of a hacker magnet.
Microsoft also added a security measure where the Flash process is isolated in a separate AppContainer, and another one, especially targeted for enterprises, both of which will reduce the risk of Flash Player being exploited.
So yes, there’s no need to uninstall Adobe Flash just yet. Of course, if you don’t use Edge, then you could be in a predicament.
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