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Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash, once the go-to technology for browser based "cool stuff" on the web, will be officially unsupported as of the end of this 2020.

As with all End of Life procuts, it means there will be no further security updates past the EOL date.

Flash, or specifically Flash Player has become known as a hacker/malware vector for a number of years now, and I have a feeling that Adobe can't wait to see the end of it. Adobe has noted on the Flash EOL page that...

Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date.

Despite this, there are quite a number of websites that still rely on Flash. Even though HTML, JavaScript and CSS can basically achieve the same ends. These languages are all part of every modern browser, and do not require a plugin installed in the browser to make it work.

If you still have a website, CMS or CRM that relies on Flash, now is the time to act. Don't wait until it stops working to act. Contact Gravity Tech to see what options we can provide.

But how do I know if my <important website> is using this Flash thing?

Simple, just remove/disable the Flash Player plugin from your browser. You can find instructions at How To Geek