|March 25, 2019|
If you haven't heard, Adobe Flash is going away. Adobe has announced that it will no longer supported by December 31, 2020.
Starting in July, Chrome will start warning users that Flash will no longer be supported after December 2020. You should only see this anytime you load up a website that still has Flash.
This will start appearing in Chrome desktop version 76 – which is expected to ship in July.
Check out the Chrome Browser Release Schedule.
Many people consider the demise of Adobe Flash started when Steve Job wouldn't allow it to run on any iOS devices.
July 10, 2015 - Third Zero Day for Flash. Various Technology sites report another major security hole was encountered in Flash. There is no available fix from Adobe. This is the second major Flash bug found in a five-day period.
July 12, 2015 - Firefox started blocking all Flash Content from running automaticlly. Users are able to run flash by clicking on the "Allowed" button.
September, 2015 - Google started blocking non-essential content. Content that is smaller than 300x400 pixels - Websites that ran fully on Flash were not impacted.
September 1, 2016 - Google started blocking Flash-based page analytics and background processes.
December 15, 2016 - Google Started Blocking Flash-based videos and content. Users had to enable Flash once visiting a website for the first time.
January 1, 2017 - Microsoft Edge started Blocking Flash Content.
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The US Government has decided to remove Adobe Flash from their websites by the end of July 2019. Senator Ron Wyden has asked government agencies to remove the usage of Flash-based plugins from the websites of the Federal government.
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