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Is Chrome 55 really blocking Flash by default?


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#1 Smsec

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:25 PM

I read the article "Chrome 55 Now Blocks Flash, Uses HTML5 by Default" on the Bleeping Computer home page. I checked Chrome v55 x64 on my Win10 box and its still set to "Detect and Run important Flash Content (recommended)". I uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it to see if that made a difference. It's still set to "Detect and Run Flash."

 

It doesn't seem to be blocking it by default in Chrome 55 x64. Has anyone seen the default change to block flash? 



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:56 PM

Hi, Smsec.

 

Not yet. Don't forget, for each version of Chrome, there are often 3 or 4 'point' releases during that version's 'life-cycle'; if it's not in this version, it will be in one of the next couple of releases.

 

I'm looking forward to this one myself; it's a long-overdue step in the right direction.....and it seems the Chrome team have been planning this for several months now. I re-package Chrome for the Puppy Linux community, and, in Linux at least, PepperFlash has long been safer than the version used by all other browsers.....but it still suffers exploits, even so. Adobe's crusty old 'Flash' really has been living on borrowed time for long enough.....and it's not as though there isn't anything to replace it. The main reason Flash is still hanging around is because it's used by an awful lot of games designers (and I'm not talking about games like Call of Duty, etc.....we're talking about stuff like Candy Crush, right??  :P )

 

If you're interested in keeping up with the exact details of Chrome's release cycle, keep an eye on this link:-

 

https://googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.uk/

 

There's the changes log, and usually details of all problems that have been 'fixed' in that particular release. Be aware that this blog also covers the Chrome OS for Chromebooks.....you're looking for 'Stable Channel for desktop'.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

Good to know. The tech news makes it sound like the block Flash default was rolled in with the release of v55. I'm ready for Flash to die - too many security issues. 

 

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:18 PM

You're very welcome!

 

 

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