Google Disables Flash Due to Security Concerns
Mozilla also disabled the web-enabled video software
- By Matt Holden
- Jul 15, 2015
According to a report, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browsers blocked old versions of Adobe’s Flash software following reports that hackers were using a security bug to take over peoples’ computers. Flash is animation software that is used to play online videos.
This comes two days after Facebook’s top security executive, Alex Stamos, called on Adobe to discontinue Flash due to its security flaws and knack for slowing down websites. An Italian hacking firm has also recently exploited a flaw in Flash.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.