Thursday, February 7, 2013

Flash Wars Continue

In the wake of newly-discovered malware vulnerabilities in the hoary old codebase of Adobe's Flash player, Adobe offers a Flash update aimed to plug the most recently-discovered leaks. These bugs are part of why Apple declined to allow Flash plugins on iOS devices: they make insecure everything they touch. The tag Flashwar chronicles the long road of Adobe's unsuccessful effort to prove Apple made a mistake in failing to include Flash in iOS devices.

Unfortunately, I still run into sites that want to deliver video using Flash rather than H.264. Smarten up, folks. We need this junk off our desktops and laptops, too.

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