1. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I know Apple blocked flash from their devices, and Adobe got butthurt and then just stopped all flash development for mobile devices, but why? Why make a move to prevent your technology from becoming outdated as fast? Did Apple pay them off? I don't see why they would do this. I mean, I know HTML5 is the way to go, but if mobile devices had flash then the push away from it wouldn't be as strong. I just don't understand, could someone please explain it to me?
    03-26-2014 02:38 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have a feeling all Flash will be dead soon, even desktop Flash. Adobe is one of the top vendors of products with security flaws, mainly due to Flash. I'm sure Adobe would like to not make the top 10 malware vulnerability list sooner rather than later.
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    03-26-2014 02:41 PM
  3. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I have a feeling all Flash will be dead soon, even desktop Flash. Adobe is one of the top vendors of products with security flaws, mainly due to Flash. I'm sure Adobe would like to not make the top 10 malware vulnerability list sooner rather than later.
    But why would Adobe prevent Flash from living on in mobile devices? I don't understand.
    03-26-2014 05:59 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    But why would Adobe prevent Flash from living on in mobile devices? I don't understand.
    If the majority of mobile platforms don't support Flash, it's not financially prudent for Adobe to continue support.
    03-26-2014 06:28 PM
  5. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I have a feeling all Flash will be dead soon, even desktop Flash. Adobe is one of the top vendors of products with security flaws, mainly due to Flash. I'm sure Adobe would like to not make the top 10 malware vulnerability list sooner rather than later.
    Actually, Adobe Flash isn't their highest vulnerability product. A lot of people like to talk about how shoddy Flash is, but it had a mere 56 vulnerabilities discovered last year. Compare that to the 65 in Adobe Reader. I'm actually more surprised people aren't saying that Firefox is a security hazard with the 149 found and patched last year, or Chrome with the over 160. Even if they killed Flash today, they'd still be on the list for Reader and Air.
    03-27-2014 10:02 AM

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