Adobe Flash Player Blocked By Google And Firefox

Adobe Flash Player

“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.

Adobe Flash Player Disabled

This was followed by reports of hackers using a security bug to take over people’s computers. Adobe received a public request to discontinue Flash Player recently from Facebook’s top security executive, Alex Stamos. This is not the first time that Flash has been dissed by someone in the industry. We all remember Steve Jobs famously not wanting it to be installed on iPhones and iPads over security concerns.

Adobe has said that as long as the plugin has been updated, users have nothing to be worried about. Alas! They have already left a bad taste in the mouths of countless users of the internet.

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