• Mozilla Releases an Update Blocking Every Version of Adobe's Flash Player by Default



    If you’re a Firefox user, you likely recently came across an update that blocks every version of Adobe’s Flash Player from running in the popular open-source browser. The move is one that security experts are likely rejoicing following the disclosure of numerous critical Flash vulnerabilities. Mozilla wrote the following in a recent support document:

    All versions of Adobe's Flash Player plugin are currently deactivated by default, until Adobe releases an updated version to address known critical security issues.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox currently accounts for roughly 16% of the worldwide browser market.
    Adobe on the other hand has recently been forced to deal with more than two dozen critical Flash Player security flaws this month alone. Some of them even included vulnerabilities that weren’t discovered until after they were already being actively exploited. As a reference point, the company has seemingly pushed four emergency updates since June 9 alone. Given the issues at hand, it hasn’t been made clear when, or even if, Flash will be removed from the List.

    As a point of reference, many security experts are suggesting to just uninstall Flash completely and use Google’s Chrome browser for any occasional Flash needs that you may run into.

    We’ll have to wait and see how things pan out for Adobe and its Flash Player but so far, things seem to be looking quite grim.

    Source: Mozilla (Support)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mozilla Releases an Update Blocking Every Version of Adobe's Flash Player by Default started by Akshay Masand View original post
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