Mozilla has started to block the Adobe Flash plugin in the Firefox browser by default. The front against the problematic Adobe plugin just got much larger.
If you are a Firefox user you will notice immediately that the browser is throwing a warning that it has blocked Adobe Flash for security reasons. Mozilla's Firefox chief Mark Schmidt announced on Twitter that Firefox is blocking all versions of Flash.
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Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos called out Adobe yesterday to set an end-of-life date for Flash. The call for killing Flash comes after the reveal of previously unknown security vulnerabilities that allows hackers to distribute malware. Adobe has acknowledges those security issues and said to have a fix this week.
It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day.— Alex Stamos (@alexstamos) July 12, 2015
Steve Jobs already tried to kill Adobe Flash back in 2010. He posted a message titled "Thoughts of Flash" on the Apple site listing 6 reasons against Flash. Jobs could not kill Flash, but maybe this new wave of Flash hate led by Facebook and Mozilla is going to succeed.
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To be on the save side I have now uninstall Flash from my Mac using the Flash Uninstaller provided by Adobe here. Let's see how live is without Flash and how far the HTML5 replacement has advanced to still be able to use all my web sites.