All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flash’

Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

Is It Time For Flash To Go Away?

The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. Flash is dying a slow death, yet it continues to gasp for air. After some new vulnerabilities were discovered, many have been calling for the plug to be pulled. Do you think there should be an industry-wide halt in Flash use? Let us know what you think. Facebook’s Chief …

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Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

In 2010, Steve Jobs famously tore down Adobe Flash. Facebook’s new Chief Security Officer wants Flash to die. “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,” said Alex Stamos in a recent tweet. “Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the …

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Advertisers Are Using A Nearly Obsolete Technology Way Too Much

Advertisers Are Using A Nearly Obsolete Technology Way Too Much

Flash is bordering on obsolete at this point thanks to the rise of mobile and HTML5, yet advertisers are still running a ridiculous amount of Flash ads despite the fact that they default to static displays on mobile devices, which likely means fewer clicks. Sizmek has released a new study, which illustrates just how common this is and notes that …

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Chrome Tries To Keep Flash From Draining Your Laptop Battery

Google made a pretty interesting and unexpected announcement about how Chrome will start working to save the battery life of your laptop. How will it do this? By pausing Flash. Google software engineer Tommy Li explains: Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with …

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Using Flash Can Really Cost You In Google Now

Google advising websites to use HTML5 instead of Flash for multimedia is nothing new. What is new is that it can directly cost you search rankings now. As you’ve probably hears by now, Google announced a new ranking signal based on websites’ mobile-friendliness. This went into effect beginning earlier this week, though it may take a week or to to …

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Flash Continues To Die As Google Automatically Converts Ads

Google announced on Wednesday that it will start converting all Flash ads to HTML5 automatically. The company presents this as an opportunity for advertisers to access more inventory. In a post on Google+, Google says, “Over half of time spent online is now spent on mobile devices. This presents a tremendous opportunity for marketers to reach their customers throughout the …

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YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging all embeddes to use the iframe API, which as it notes, can inelligently use whichever technology the client supports. Google …

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Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates

Adobe released Flash Player 16 last week. It comes with important bug and security fixes, and adds stand alone installation and plugin support for the PPAPI (“Pepper”) version of Flash Player. Before, this was only available as an integrated component of Chrome. “With the upcoming changes to Chromium, making the PPAPI version of Flash Player available was critical for our …

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Flash Player Update Fixes A Bunch Of Vulnerabilities

Adobe recently released updates to Flash Player and Air across all platforms, fixing a total of twelve security issues. “Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” the company said on September 9th. The latest versions and …

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Google To Note When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results

Google is going to start letting mobile searchers know when results include pages that may not work on their devices. On a device that doesn’t support Flash, for example (which includes iOS and Android versions 4.1 and higher), Google will include a message with the result that says, “Uses Flash. May not work on your device.” “A common annoyance for …

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Shockwave Found To Bundle Outdated, Dangerous Version Of Flash

It was recently discovered that Adobe Shockwave has been bundling a version of Flash Player that is over fifteen months old, and behind on important security updates. From the Vulnerability Notes Database at kb.cert.org: Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player is software that plays active web content developed in Macromedia and Adobe Director. Shockwave Player is available as an ActiveX control for …

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Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime

Adobe recently posted an update on the Flash Runtime on its official blog in hopes of addressing questions people have been asking on various forums. Product manager and customer advocate for the Flash Runtime product team, Chris Campbell, who has spent a lot of time in the forums, talks about what the team has been up to. He says they’ve …

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