Current Situation With Flash Plugins?

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Is Adobe the only provider of flash plugins?
Is it still a gaping security hole?
Do the answers depend on the browser?

2 thoughts on - Current Situation With Flash Plugins?

  • Michael Hennebry wrote:

    As far as I know. It *is* their product.

    noscript is my answer to that.

    I don’t think so. I’m sure someone here will correct me if I’m wrong.

    I’m sorry, that password algorithm isn’t viable… there’s no reliable source of virgins.


  • On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:13:15AM -0600, Michael Hennebry wrote


    If not kept up-to-date, yes. Adobe changed their minds a few months ago, and now provide up-to-date Flash 24.X for linux, complete with security patches as required. Of course, “zero-day exploits” can still happen.

    Most browsers nowadays have the option to set one of 3 values…
    1) Never activate
    2) Ask-to-Activate (like the old NoFlash plugin)
    3) Always activate

    The settings can be different for each profile. If you often visit a site that requires flash, you can set up a separate profile for it, and select option 3. For other profiles, you can use options 1 and/or 2.