Adobe Flash not updating any longer

silverado4

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I was given a prompt to delete my adobe flash program due to them not updating this any longer. What is the purpose of not updating this?
 

Couriant

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It's not supported by any browser any more because it's unsecure and has been part of breaches for some time. All browsers discontinued it.

This has been known for a while so if any website not converted to HTML5, then they will not work in time
 

flavallee

Frank
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The "patch Tuesday" updates on January 12th will supposedly include an update that removes Adobe Flash Player from a computer.
 

plodr

Liz
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The purpose is to remove software that is no longer supported. This has been known since 2017 when Adobe first posted that flash would stop. Web sites were given a few years to switch to html5.
I removed all flash from our home computers in September 2019 because I couldn't see patching something that was going to be pulled from support.

Flash removal tool: Click on the 3rd link down
https://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2020/12/adobe-flash-player-reaches-eol-end-of.html
 

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