Time to ditch Flash?

Remove FlashWednesday 15th July 2015

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software’s demise.

Flash has been particularly popular for use on animated web sites used by K-12 schools.

Adobe has patched more than twenty Flash vulnerabilities in the last week — some of them days after active exploits were discovered — and issued over a dozen Flash Player security advisories since the beginning of this year.

Flash has become such an information security nightmare that Facebook’s Chief Security Officer called on Adobe to sunset the platform as soon as possible and ask browser vendors to forcibly kill it off.

Now even OS X commentators are calling for it’s removal. Fortunately there are alternatives.

Does your school really need Flash anymore?

[Update]: Mozilla has blocked Flash in Firefox >>>

wazmacTime to ditch Flash?

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