Adobe Flash Player reached the end of life (EOL)

Adobe Flash Player will no longer be available, over the years threat actors have exploited multiple vulnerabilities in the software.

Adobe Flash Player was launched in 1996 and was one of the most popular ways to stream videos.

Adobe will no longer offer security updates for Flash and has urged people to uninstall it. All videos and animations running in its Flash Player will stop from January 12, 2021.

“You could make a full three-minute animation with multiple characters, backgrounds, sounds and music less than 2 megabytes (MB) and viewable from within the browser,” said animator David Firth.

The web developers used new software such as HTML5 for their projects as Adobe was considered insecure.

Adobe urged all of its users to uninstall Flash Player immediately to protect their systems. Adobe also thanked its customers and developers who have expended the technology and created content leveraging it during the last two decades.

Flash upheld a critical blow when Apple declared not to support it on the iPhone and iPad mobile devices. Later on, security issues haunted Flash and major browser vendors began moving away from the technology.

In July 2017, Adobe announced that it would discontinue Flash Player at the end of this year. YouTube backed away from Flash in 2015, opting for HTML5.

To remove Flash Player from your computer click “uninstall” when prompted.

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