U.S. government agencies may finally listen to Jobs’ advice on Flash

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Steve Jobs was off the Adobe Flash train way back in 2010.
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Whether it was imagining a computer in every home in the 1970s or talking about selling software online before the internet was a thing, Steve Jobs was way ahead of his time.

The latest example? That a whole eight years after Jobs’ penned his open letter about the perils of using Adobe Flash, the U.S. government is finally getting around to abandoning the plugin; concerned about Flash’s “inherent security vulnerabilities” as it reaches its final days.

Adobe rushes out yet another security patch for Flash

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
Photo: Adobe

In a post that surprises no one in the tech community, Adobe needed to fix another Flash security flaw today, rushing out a patch for its web multimedia software.

Adobe is rating the update as a critical vulnerability “that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

Which, of course, sounds like kind of a big deal. Time for yet another security patch for Flash.

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Let’s face it: the more you surf the web, the more sites you’ll see that look similar to others. And t often doesn’t matter how great the content is on those sites – if they don’t stand out then they don’t get the attention they deserve. This is especially so for those sites trying to establish themselves.

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42% Of Mac OS X 10.6.5 Security Updates Were Fixing Bugs In Adobe Flash

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Apple’s decided not to bundle OS X with Flash anymore, and could this chart make the reasons for that any clearer? 42% of the security updates in Mac OS X 10.6.5 were dedicated to fixing problems with Flash. Add in the fact that on the new MacBook Air, merely stripping Flash from the default OS X install adds two hours to the battery life, and the message is clear: Flash is a product of garish incompetence and staggering ineptitude, and the quicker it dies, the better.

Adobe: Flash Ads Don’t Take More Power Than HTML5

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I don’t many people who have disputed Adobe Flash Player’s impact on battery life — especially since Ars Technica discovered that merely having Flash installed on the new MacBook Air took two hours off the battery life — but nonetheless, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch thinks it’s somehow indicative of a coordinated Apple plot to put them out of the business of interactive web content.