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Topic: Flash

YouTube pushes Flash to the back burner, will now default to HTML5 player

01/27/2015, 03:01 pm

Nearly five years after Steve Jobs published his infamous "Thoughts on Flash," streaming video service YouTube has announced plans to migrate away from the technology as users accessing the site via Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8, and beta versions of Firefox will now be served the HTML5 video player by default.

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Adobe acknowledges critical remote vulnerability in Flash, exploits already in the wild

01/25/2015, 04:01 am

Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

01/13/2015, 06:01 pm

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

07/29/2014, 08:07 am

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.

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Google now warns iPhone users when search results contain Adobe Flash

07/15/2014, 01:07 pm

Search giant Google added another board to Flash's coffin on Tuesday with the announcement that it would warn users searching from mobile devices -- like Apple's iPhone or Android handsets -- when the contents of a search result were "mostly Flash."

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Apple blocks older Flash plug-in versions in Safari due to vulnerability

07/11/2014, 12:07 am

Apple late Thursday issued a security message saying it has blocked old versions of Adobe's Flash Player plug-in for Safari, citing a recent flaw that could potentially allow hackers to harvest browser data like cookies.

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Flash flaw could allow attackers to steal browser data on Macs, Adobe issues fix

07/09/2014, 08:07 am

A well-known vulnerability in Adobe's Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data -- including cookies -- on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines has been exploited for the first time, prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as soon as possible.

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New Flash flaw could let attackers control Macs, Adobe urges users to update

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Adobe on Monday disclosed a new vulnerability in its Flash platform that may allow attackers to remotely take over and control Macs, PCs, and Linux machines and advised users to update their system as quickly as possible.

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Why did Apple hire Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch?

03/19/2013, 11:03 pm

Just hours after word leaked that Apple had poached Adobe's chief technology officer, the Internet is ablaze with the question of what, exactly, the iPhone maker plans to do with Kevin Lynch.

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Adobe to end new Android Flash installs on August 15

06/29/2012, 02:06 am

Adobe's mobile Flash days are now numbered, as the company has announced that it will no longer accept new Flash Player installations through the Google Play application store after August 15 and will not support the upcoming 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Android.

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Mozilla considers H.264 video support after Google's WebM fails to gain traction

03/14/2012, 04:03 pm

Mozilla's director of research Andreas Gal has proposed enabling mobile H.264 video decoding via hardware or the underlying operating system, signaling the end to the group's war on the Apple-led H.264 video codec.

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Adobe Flash sites rapidly converted to HTML5 for iOS users

11/21/2011, 05:11 pm

A developer using Sencha Touch reports that translating large existing websites built with Adobe Flash to HTML5 mobile sites accessible to iOS users can now be performed by 1 or 2 people in just three weeks.

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Adobe manager puts partial blame on Apple for mobile Flash failure

11/11/2011, 10:11 pm

An Adobe product manager has pointed to the fact that Apple had refused to support Flash on iOS as a major reason for the company's decision to halt development of the Flash Player for mobile devices.

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Adobe Flash fallout extends to TVs, RIM perseveres with PlayBook

11/09/2011, 11:11 pm

Adobe revealed Wednesday that its cancellation of Flash development on mobile devices will also extend to TV-related "digital home devices," while Research in Motion promised to continue in-house development of Flash for its PlayBook tablet.

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Adobe confirms it will no longer develop Flash for mobile browsers

11/09/2011, 10:11 am

Adobe on Wednesday confirmed that it will no longer develop its Flash Player for mobile platforms like Android, and will instead pour its efforts into creating Adobe AIR applications for native storefronts like Apple's iOS App Store.

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Adobe rumored to be abandoning work on mobile Flash player

11/09/2011, 01:11 am

Adobe has briefed its employees on the company's plans to abandon development of Flash player for mobile browsers in a blow to Google Android and Research in Motion PlayBook tablets, according to a new report.

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Fake Adobe Flash malware seeks to disable Mac OS X anti-malware protection

10/19/2011, 06:10 pm

A new version of an existing Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named “Flashback.A” by a security firm) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti-malware protection system, potentially leaving the system open to the manual installation of other malware without any system warnings.

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Adobe promises 'console quality' games on iPhone, iPad with cross-platform AIR 3

09/21/2011, 11:09 am

Adobe on Wednesday announced Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, which it said will offer cross-device development for 3D-intensive games on devices like Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Adobe concedes HTML5 video support for iOS in Flash Media Server

09/09/2011, 05:09 pm

After a heated public battle with Apple over Flash support in iOS devices, Adobe has conceded, announcing support for serving Apple's devices with standard HTML5 video from its Flash Media Server product.

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First look: Adobe Edge promises Flash-style animation with HTML5

08/01/2011, 12:08 am

Adobe's new Web development tool, Edge, aims to offer the same dynamic motion as Flash, but in the industry standard HTML5 format compatible with the iPhone and iPad.

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