Flash by Default Ending in Firefox

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 01:01 PM gHale

Adobe’s Flash is on the way out and it appears Mozilla is giving it an early push as it will soon disable the plug-in by default in Firefox.

The change will be initially made in Firefox 69 Nightly, and will then get through the entire release cycle, Mozilla officials said.

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“We are now scheduled to completely disable Flash in Firefox 69 which moves to the Stable release on August 3rd,” Mozilla officials said in a post.

In July 2017, Adobe said they would end Flash and stop providing security updates for it by the end of 2020.

The company’s decision was motivated by the large number of critical vulnerabilities found in the plugin over the past several years.

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla agreed with Adobe’s decision, and their support for the plugin has been gradually ending.

Early next year, Flash support will be completely removed from consumer versions of Firefox, though it will remain in the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) until the end of 2020.



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