Chrome and Firefox will no longer have default Support for Flash
This week Google and Mozilla have announced that they will not have default support for Flash in their browsers. The reason given by both companies is that Flash is often exploited for cyberattacks. In the article What is Adobe Flash and How Can You Get Rid of It?, Makes note that if you aren’t aware it’s probably pretty likely that Flash is installed on your computer. Flash runs video, animation and games inside of webpages. Unfortunately it’s out of date and many websites have switched the HTML5 video format. Note: Firefox Adobe recently released an update of Flash and Mozilla’s Firefox doesn’t block Flash on default.
A move away from Flash has been building for some time now, iPhones and iPads don’t support Flash. Apple stopped bundling Flash with their OS including their Safari web-browser in 2010 and Windows never bundled Flash with their OS.
The bottom line is if you don’t really need Flash, it’s probably best to get rid of it. It will add an extra layer of protection to keeping your computer secure.