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Old 8th Feb 2013, 11:47   #1
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Adobe warns of critical Flash vulnerability

Yet another hole in the rich-media player.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...e-flash-vuln/1
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 13:18   #2
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I'm reading all this with the various different flash adverts going around the page. Way to make me paranoid, Bit.
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I wonder if it's even possible to have something which is as ubiquitous as flash with similar features but is much less open to exploits. Or is that just having cake and eating it too.
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Uninstall. It's time flash and java was no more. Html5 all the way.
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Uninstall. It's time flash and java was no more. Html5 all the way.
There's no doubting the security cluster **** that is java and flash is up there too. But what happens when html 5 becomes equally ubiquitous. The security holes will probably start getting poked in it quite quickly too.
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if your using Chrome or Opera (and soon firefox) you can enable "Click to play" (under settings > adv > Content) or "Load Plug-in Only on demand" (tools > Pref > ADV > content) , that puts an Play icon on where the flash or Java object norm is (an side affect it also stops most ads from showing if they lack an static ad backup) i got an Play icon at the bottom of this forum right now (floating ad frame)
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It's time flash and java was no more. Html5 all the way.
Agreed. Flash is a necessary evil until youtube goes fully HTML5 (currently they're beta testing it). Once youtube is converted, the rest of the web won't take too long I'd imagine.

It's quite unbelievable how something as badly performing as flash is still the go-to plugin. It brings single-core laptops to their knees
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Been saying for two years allready, that Flash and Java needs to go in favour of HTML5. Nobody really needs Flash and Java anyways, as you can do most of the stuff with pure HTML5 and CSS. The only reason for Flash still being around is the heavily used FLV.
Java is allready gone for the bigger part and only javascript is being used, but that doesn't require any PlugIns to begin with.

Hopefully youtube makes the transition to HTML5 sooner than later, as this will make Flash useless for the majority of users.
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Old 9th Feb 2013, 21:56   #14
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There are still a lot of web games around that use flash and/or java though those could be replaced by webgl. Though I agree for many people flash has become nothing more than an annoying ad delivery system.
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To be fair, the rest of you smashing Flash with the negative 'Ban' style hammer, you must remember 5-8 years ago it was a great piece of software that was used for a lot of things and we didnt exactly hate it then. If anything HTML5 is grown from the advantages of flash and java alike (in a way). And lets face it something that was used in a lot of applications and webpages is bound to be exploited at some point like EVERYTHING thats connected to the internet. HTML5 is not going to pretend like Mac and Apple nerds incorperated that they are invincible to flaws, viruses, exploits etc. As Humans and as everything above is designed by humans nothing is perfect from or by us. The fact they have addressed it is something rather than this being found 12 months later or something done about it at a far later date.
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Everybody responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing Flash should be burned alive, hanged, shot, chopped to tiny little bits and then fed to the sharks.

It just get me really turned on when Flash is running [e.g.] router management. It is simply retarded idea on WS without Flash which was on purpose removed or never existed in the first place...

BTW: I hate Flash since first day I seen that crap.
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