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Google puts another knife in Flash's body



The Chrome browser was viewed on a computer in 2008 when Flash was relevant.
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The fatal blow to multimedia software Flash came into contact with the skull in 201

7, when the manufacturer announced that Adobe's "end-of-life" phase of Flash Nerds of a certain age group may remember sites like Newgrounds or files like "annoying.swf" – they were swarming with security holes that allowed the spread of malware long before the Flash brand hit 2015 Officially, niche uses have been pulled from successors such as the open source HTML5.

The release of Chrome 76, the latest version of Google's hugely popular browser, was noteworthy mainly because it eliminated a "gap" that enabled tracking even while browsing in Incognito mode. But as VentureBeat noticed, it also turned on Flash's carcass and put in another sharp object, just to make sure. While Chrome 2015 introduced features that would automatically stop Flash content that was not central to the website, and that Flash content running in the background and defaults to HTML5 will be blocked from 2016, Chrome 76 will also stop Sure, most users never see Flash in the first place.

Earlier versions of Chrome have left open the option to run Flash on a case-by-case basis for older purposes on a case-by-case basis. By default, however, Chrome 76 blocks all Flash content and prompts users to review their settings for them to run at all. According to the Chromium roadmap:

Flash disabled by default (target: Chrome 76+ – July 2019)

Summary

Flash is disabled by default, but can be enabled in Settings, which require explicit permission for each site when the browser is restarted.

Reason

Running Flash Player requires a positive user selection.

That of course means that this is the case The vast majority of Chrome users will not care if they even remember what Flash is. And a good solution, since most of the Flash content that is actually worth preserving was probably converted to another format, is now available on YouTube or another platform, or can always be played back in a dedicated player if needed.

The Chromium roadmap asks the browser to stop supporting Flash by December 2020, as Adobe's end of life plan ends. From this point on, we are finally free of its harmful influence. At least this has been predicted.

[VentureBeat]


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