Tag: flash

  • Hackers exploit Flash vulnerability in Yahoo ads

    The New York Times reported on hackers exploiting Flash vulnerability in Yahoo ads. For seven days, hackers used Yahoo’s ad network to send malicious bits of code to computers that visit Yahoo’s collection of heavily trafficked websites, the company said on Monday. The attack, which started on July 28, was the latest in a string…

  • Twitch is ditching Flash and switching to HTML5

    The Verge reported on Twitch ditching Flash and switching to HTML5. The streaming service today announced that it was rolling out a redesign to its video player controls, replacing the old Flash versions with new Javascipt and HTML5 options. This isn’t the end for Flash on Twitch just yet — for now the site’s videos…

  • Mozilla has had enough of Flash’s security flaws, disables Firefox plugin

    The Next Web reported on Mozilla disabling Firefox’s flash plugin. Mozilla has blocklisted all vulnerable versions of Adobe Flash in its Firefox browser, following the discovery of numerous critical security flaws in the platform. Mark Schmidt, head of Firefox Support, took to Twitter to announce the change. https://twitter.com/MarkSchmidty/status/620783674561327104/photo/1 Fall out from this.

  • Facebook’s head of security wants Flash to die

    The Next Web reported about Facebook CSO Alex Stamos calling for more rapid moves to force Flash’s extinction. It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day. It can’t come sooner.

  • The latest Flash zero-day is no joke

    Tim Murtaugh wrote on A List Apart about the latest Flash zero day vulnerability. Flash gets updated a lot, often for security purposes. What usually happens is a security firm, or a hacker looking for a bounty, or Adobe itself will find a vulnerability, and the Flash team will quietly patch their software before the…

  • Apple had to follow Android’s lead in Flash in order to be cool

    John Gruber wrote about Christopher Dawson of ZDNet writing on the lack of Flash support on iOS. Dawson: I give Apple a year until they cave. Android tablets will just be too cool and too useful for both entertainment and enterprise applications if they don’t. YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video instead of Flash.