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Google is Phasing Out Adobe Flash in the Chrome

Google is Phasing Out Adobe Flash in the Chrome

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Google is Phasing Out Adobe Flash in the Chrome

Google is phasing out support for Flash on Chrome Browser. By the end of the year Flash will be replaced as the default media plugin in Chrome by HTML 5.

This is good news. At long last Google is phasing out support for Flash from its highly popular Google Chrome Browser. By the end of the year Flash will be replaced as the default media plugin in Chrome by HTML 5. Although it will no longer be the default media plugin it will for the time being, be still included with the browser but its use will be limited by default to 10 Flash intensive sites: YouTube.com, Facebook.com, Yahoo.com, VK.com, Live.com, Yandex.ru, OK.ru, Twitch.tv, Amazon.com and Mail.ru. Other sites can be enabled for Flash by manual over-ride.

For years it has been known that Adobe Flash is prone to security vulnerabilities but it historically has been so widely used by websites for videos and animated site features that it has been largely impractical to do without it. This started changing when Apple dropped support for Flash in iOS and has accelerated since the the release of HTML 5 which offered a viable and more secure alternative.

Many websites have now dropped Flash altogether and with the Google announcement its days are numbered. This is welcome news from a security perspective. Source link 

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