If you’ve been keeping up with what’s going on in IT then you probably know that Flash Player is slowly decaying into a state of obsolete. Once an undisputed favorite and standard setter, Adobe’s software has received enough negative feedback for it to lose its vote of confidence from top developers.
It is mostly due to the incredibly severe security threats that occur while using Adobe Flash Player. Despite constant and regular updates, Flash is based on what some went to call “ancient” technology, meaning that there are huge exploit opportunities for hackers. After being attacked several times this year through Flash vulnerabilities, a lot of software developers have decided to start transitioning towards HTML5.
With its credibility greatly diminished, Adobe is looking to find supporters elsewhere, turning to Linux. Back in 2012 Adobe claimed that it had released its last Flash version on Linux, only procuring updates from there on out. Almost 5 years later Adobe is releasing a new Flash version for Linux which is looking to bolster security and touch on some much needed fixes.
While it’s a new update for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 24 has been around for some time on Windows PCs. Many believe this is Adobe’s attempt to escape a fate that seems pretty inevitable, as more and more websites and software will make the jump over to HTML5.
Although the Flash stigma was in place before it happened, Google’s ditching of the service made everything official. In its latest browser build, Google decided to replace Flash with HTML5 as the default solution.
Until now, Flash was baked into Google Chrome and acted as the default player. Flash is still available on Chrome but just as a backup solution for web pages that don’t support HTML5, and for the top 10 internet web pages which of course, still rely heavily on flash.
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