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Adobe Flash Player Alternatives?


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 09:38 AM

Have read many articles about Adobe Flash Player and vulnerabilities. The latest article is of real concern.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/again-adobe-flash-vulnerability-lets-hackers-over-pc-162951597.html

 

I have an updated version installed and Hoping that it is secure. BC, has in the past, recommended uninstalling Flash. Certainly can understand that but what are the alternatives? Uninstalling and installing as needed?

 



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:12 AM

As far as I know, there's no real alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on the user's end. Because there isn't another program or plugin that can be ran to read Flash content, other than Adobe Flash Player. There is alternatives for developers however, like Silverlight, but not the user.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:24 AM

Even if kept updated it dosnt take long before a new vulnerability is found and exploited. Short of uninstalling it you might be able to- depending on your browser allow it on a site per site basis or use a add on to toggle it off/on as needed. You could also a script blocker like NoScript to control flash.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:51 PM

As far as I know, there's no real alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on the user's end. Because there isn't another program or plugin that can be ran to read Flash content, other than Adobe Flash Player. There is alternatives for developers however, like Silverlight, but not the user.

not for too much longer though, htlml5 is becoming a standard and is slowly replacing flash. In about two years flash will be on its last legs. Even adobe has kind of given up on flash, sure html5 hasn't fully replaced flash yet but will very soon

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:04 PM

Yes, this is an alternative on the developer's side. It doesn't mean that HTML5 can read Flash content.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

It technically can, mozillas shumway project is trying to achieve that very goal and adobe has helped with it.

Plus there are googles html5 efforts.

Microsoft also is developing a in house flash alternative so all fronts are pretty much covered.

And considering how involved adobe is in HTML5 development means flashs days are numbered.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:03 PM

Thanks to all of you for your comments. Yes, I did some in-depth research after HTML5 was mentioned. However, at this time, it appears to be a work in progress as MadmanRB has stated. So, will do everything on my end for security.........Hope Adobe does as well.



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:05 PM

Yeah but its progressed wonderfully, HTML5 could become the universal plugin in two years as its already fulfilling its promises.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:09 PM

HTML5 isn't a plugin though. Hence why I say that you cannot read Adobe Flash Player content, without Adobe Flash Player.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:22 PM

True but they can be used as a workaround as what Shumway is trying to do

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