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Tavascarow

Mozzila block flash due to security breaches.

& facebook security hope it dies completely.
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vegplot

Flash is a security nightmare. It needed to be killed off years ago.
gz

trouble is, it is used for videos on u-tube, fb etc....how else is one supposed to access these?
sean

You can still allow it on a site-by-site basis. They've just set the default to barring it.
dpack

having just had a quick look for alternatives the ones that are flash comparable to adobe flash seem to be flash based.

silverlight might work for some folk but it seems very poor on my rig (vista and quite a few security programs and tidyness apps ) by poor i mean terrible as it causes constant crashes.

for embeded youtube via a browser rather than direct it seems an alternative is very over due.
vegplot

trouble is, it is used for videos on u-tube, fb etc....how else is one supposed to access these?


You don't need Flash if you have a browser capable of showing HTML 5.

https://www.youtube.com/html5
dpack

i still have a flash icon but it is now set to html5 Cool

thanks
joanne

The latest version of Flash (209) resolves these issues, we had a minor panic this morning about this very thing
dpack

i half suspect that the vulnerabilities of flash can only be exploited if general security is a bit slack.between spy block,avast pro,defender,ghosty,script blocker ,adblock ,malaware and avoiding the most "popular"themes the risk is fairly low(i hope)

using html5 has a good reputation so far

i spose such matters require adjustments most of which that lot will do before i know there was a risk

ps i still feel the need to use linux + a few clever filters and onion flavored stuff etc if im looking for the content of super injunctions etc etc and even that can take a bit of a zapping if the SI or whatever has high level backing.

most folk dont go to those lengths and get a problem from using "celebrity news",free software "specialist sites" etc etc .

back in the 1990's it was easy and moderately safe to visit almost anything with a phone line and pooter in the building Laughing
gz

I talked to a friend who is a security computer specialist for a council....he suggested Silverlight, and thought that some systems were going to stop supporting flash...mainly because of its security problems
dpack

if your pooter still works after installing silverlight (it comes bundled with ms update stuff or it can be had a standalone download) it might be an option,for me it conflicts with both my os set up and with my multi layer security stuff.

it took me a few hours to discover why the thing was crashing and silverlight is now forbidden from installing itself

i suspect it works well on mainframe/workstation rigs and perhaps in modern ms os's with simple security stuff

it nearly replaced my pooter until i uninstalled it and everything worked properly again.
joanne

I talked to a friend who is a security computer specialist for a council....he suggested Silverlight, and thought that some systems were going to stop supporting flash...mainly because of its security problems


Silverlight isn't in anyway the same as Flash, it's a Microsoft proprietary product, it does a similar thing to Flash but it's not necessary anymore as we now have HTML5 and rich media built into the standard as native.

The main issue is that there are lots of Rich clients out there that use flash particularly in the financial industry and it's going to take time for it to die a death.
dpack

a bit like using a poundland lock to secure the bank vault Laughing gz

I talked to a friend who is a security computer specialist for a council....he suggested Silverlight, and thought that some systems were going to stop supporting flash...mainly because of its security problems

Silverlight isn't in anyway the same as Flash, it's a Microsoft proprietary product, it does a similar thing to Flash but it's not necessary anymore as we now have HTML5 and rich media built into the standard as native.

The main issue is that there are lots of Rich clients out there that use flash particularly in the financial industry and it's going to take time for it to die a death.

So not using Microsoft, Silverlight wouldn't be an option for meanyway Confused
vegplot

I talked to a friend who is a security computer specialist for a council....he suggested Silverlight, and thought that some systems were going to stop supporting flash...mainly because of its security problems

Silverlight isn't in anyway the same as Flash, it's a Microsoft proprietary product, it does a similar thing to Flash but it's not necessary anymore as we now have HTML5 and rich media built into the standard as native.

The main issue is that there are lots of Rich clients out there that use flash particularly in the financial industry and it's going to take time for it to die a death.

So not using Microsoft, Silverlight wouldn't be an option for meanyway Confused

A modern mainstream browser should be all that you need.
dpack

the new firefoxes have the html5 option

click on the red f on the apps bar and select html5 Wink
gz

what does html5 mean? Hairyloon

what does html5 mean?
Hyper Text Markup Language version 5 at a guess.
dpack

and it supports a variety of media formats. gz

So what exactly does it get used for? Simple Explanation needed Confused vegplot

So what exactly does it get used for? Simple Explanation needed Confused

All web pages use HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) as the underlying page description language used to instruct the web browser on how to display the page.

HTML is standards based and early versions were only capable of doing very simple things. To make up for these short comings web browser vendors invented (notably Netscape and Microsoft) their own add-ons and features which weren't standards compliant but which allowed users to do things they otherwise couldn't. However, as these new features weren't standardised things got really bad resulting in notices on websites along the lines of "best viewed using xyx browser".

HTML 5 is the latest version of the HTML standards which are intended to be defacto but it won't be finished until 2022. However it does allows us to do the things that we previously needed plugins for such as playing audio files or video.
gz

Thanks...thats got me on the way to understanding. Smile
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