“Firefox has prevented the unsafe plugin “Adobe Flash” from running on *insert website address here*”. This is a message Firefox users must have recently come across. Well, Google and Firefox have disabled Adobe Flash Player owing to the exploitation of a flaw in Flash by an Italian surveillance company called Hacking Team. Read More
Earlier this week, Adobe released an update to its Flash Player software to overcome a security flaw. Apple confirmed today that it has updated its plugin blacklist for OS X to avoid security issues. This plugin would stop the system from using older versions of Flash Player which are older than 188.8.131.52 for current systems and 184.108.40.206 for older systems. Read More
According to Steve Jobs, Flash is a technology that is going to become obsolete in a few years and HTML5 would become the next big thing. He believes that Flash makes devices slow, prone to crashes and drains battery life and therefore Apple decided not to use Flash on iPods, iPhones and iPads.
At a recent interview, Mr. Greg Rewis, Principal World-Wide Evangelist for Creative Suite Web Premium at Adobe Systems, Inc commented on Apple’s updated SDK terms for the App store, section 3.3.1 in particular which disallows applications compiled using CS5.
Adobe has put up a new banner advertisement on The New York Times and some other websites in response to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs thoughts on their Flash.
Mmm! The battle is now warming up.
The Ads are developed on Flash (OfCourse) and this is Adobe’s aggressive and fierce response to Apple and their closed system (as Adobe says). Mr. Jobs posted a memo on Apple’s website through which he explained to consumers and critics why Apple does not allow Flash on their devices.
Shortly after which, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen, responded back in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Tit for Tat. But now, it appears Adobe is one point ahead as it’s founders have posted their thoughts on Open Choice and Open Systems. Chuck Geschke and John Warnock, Adobe’s founders, stamped their letter titled “Our Thoughts on Open Market”. Here’s what it has to say :