A few weeks ago, Adobe gave up support for Flash Player and strongly recommends that all users immediately uninstall browser plug-ins for security reasons. Starting today, Adobe has completely abandoned Flash.
Currently, when a user tries to load a Flash game or content in a browser (such as Chrome), the content cannot be loaded now. Instead, a small banner is displayed that points to the scrapped Flash page on the Adobe website. Although this day has been foreshadowed-many years ago, many browsers disabled Flash by default, but Flash’s 25-year history is officially (official) over today.
“Since Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after December 31, 2020, and Adobe will prohibit Flash content from running in Flash Player from January 12, 2021 (US time), Adobe strongly recommends that all users uninstall Flash immediately Player to protect its system.”
Adobe first announced its plan to stop using Flash in 2017. “Over the years, open standards such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured and can serve as viable alternatives to Flash content.”
Over the years, due to numerous security vulnerabilities that have exposed Mac and PC users to malware and other risks, Flash’s notoriety has forced vendors such as Microsoft and Apple to work tirelessly to respond to security patches.
In the “anti-Flash” matter, Apple’s co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is considered a pioneer. In an open letter in 2010, he criticized Adobe’s software reliability, security and poor performance. . Jobs also said that Apple “cannot be determined by a third party whether and when to provide our new features to our developers.”
Because of the anticipation that day, the deactivation of Flash will not have a serious impact on too many users, and many popular browsers no longer use the plug-in. In addition, iPhone and iPad users are not affected by this change because iOS and iPadOS have never supported Flash.