Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
It looks like several leaders of the software industry have sent out a rallying cry that it's finally time to kill off Adobe Flash Player. Yesterday, Alex Stamos, the new head of software security at Facebook, called out Adobe on Twitter asking them to set an "end of life" date for Flash. Adobe Flash has been infamous for years for having enormous security holes that are basically unfixable. Most of the industry has begun moving to HTML5 for its enhanced security, among other advantages.
Stamos' rallying cry has been apparently heralded by the folks at Mozilla as Mark Schmidt has come forward this morning with his pitchfork and torch in hand as well. In fact, Schmidt has already taken the first step toward torching Flash by announcing that Firefox will now automatically block any vulnerable version of Flash player (which includes the current one).
Could 2015 be the year we finally see Flash die?