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Mozilla Murders Flash on Firefox

Last night Mozilla stopped support for Adobe’s Flash plugin in its browser. The plugin has long been responsible for many security issues and has provided loopholes favoured by hackers who use the technology to access your computers. The extent of this was unknown until security form The Hacking Team was its self hacked and a large list of exploits leaked online.

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This means that many heavyweight design agency websites that had previously relied on Flash are now inaccessible or unusable.

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…to name but a few.

For the general public this means a slight reprieve from animated audio enthused advertising that is the normal main stay of many websites.Access may be restricted on services such as BBC’s iPlayer which rely heavily on Flash technology to work.

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Enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts. Mozilla’s block is only temporary and Flash will be reinstated once they’re happy its been made secure.

Written by Mark Rushworth

With over 14 years experience in online design and marketing I, like many others, began my professional life as a web designer before realising my talent for digital marketing. This I have pursued as my primary career focus since 2007. Since then Ive worked across all sectors for clients big and small delivering the best bang for your buck.

2 Comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I can’t believe it honestly took this long for browsers to ban Flash. The technology has set back the internet now for years. Thanks to HTML5 we have other alternatives.

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