About time someone kicks Flash to the curb!
Just last week, I sent an email to a website as to why, why!, can I access their videos on my Android phone but not on my PC. It kept insisting upon me downloading Adobe Flash, which I not only did not have installed but even have the built-in PepperFlash turned off. I should be able to access it via HTML5, but instead I get a stupid message to download an obsolete and often abused plugin. Maybe now more sites will get off their cans and fix this.
The latest version of the Google Chrome web browser (version 55) has finally kicked Adobe Flash to the curb, by giving preference to HTML5 on most websites. There are a small number of exceptions to this, at least for a time, with YouTube and Facebook being notable ones.
~ , Old Goat Guide: Chrome Browser Kicks Flash To the Curb
Some worthwhile advice from our friends at Old Goat Guide:
Source: Old Goat Guide: Adobe Flash Player: Reduce Exposure Using Click-To-Play
I keep waiting for the day when Adobe Flash is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of older sites out there that use it. So, if you find yourself having to use it, at least add a layer of protection where it will prompt you as to whether or not it will run.
Old Goat Guide recently posted “Using Adobe Flash Player Responsibly” that gives instructions on how to set Internet Explorer so that you have to click to run Flash. Thankfully, Firefox now has this setting as the default, although it is called “Ask to activate”. If you are running Chrome, I suggest using the built-in PepperFlash (also available for Chromium, usually as a separate download), as I have found it more stable and less of a target for hackers.