Trojan attacks, phishing, malware… these are just some of several problems associated with Adobe Flash Player. And, it’s why many well-known, often used browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are doing away with it. Of course, Microsoft is the only browser to brave the constantly being attacked software and keep it as an add-on.
In the past, and before Adobe Flash Player, Java was the target of these attacks. And, it wasn’t until changes were developed with both Java and Internet Explorer that the attacks subsided. Browsers took steps to eradicate Java, and that’s when the threats turned to Flash.
Today, the company is constantly updating its player to counteract any exploit kits that are released after their latest update. Several months ago, Adobe offered up an update to repair 50 dangerous susceptibilities, and their recent update addressed 30 of them. 80 vulnerabilities in the span of a few months is a big reason many browsers are doing away with the Flash Player.
Although there are risks with Adobe Flash Player use, it’s still a default for both Microsoft Edge and IE11 browsers. Is Microsoft that loyal to Adobe? Or, are they just confident about their browsers’ security system?
What Does Microsoft Have To Say About The Use Of Adobe Flash Player?
Microsoft said its real-time security software could start the IExtension Validation that blocks ActiveX controls from letting dangerous webpages to load. When IE allows a page with ActiveX controls enabled, the browser will enable the security software to scan the script and HTML content before the controls are loaded.
It would appear they have some security measures in their browser. And, ME doesn’t have any ActiveX and Java Controls to it, reducing the risks a fair bit.
This is good news for people who use Flash Player to offer content to their traffic and for marketers who use Flash for their ads. Thus, Microsoft’s attack on “the attacks” may mean you don’t have to give up Adobe Flash Player for the immediate future.