Facebook security chief calls for its death
Jul 15, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
It’s no secret that even Adobe isn’t very fond of Flash anymore. While it served its purpose in the early days of the web, HTML5 and other web standards now allow developers to replicate most of its functionality without having to rely on what has increasingly become an insecure and inefficient plug-in. Google’s YouTube already defaults to HTML5 instead of Flash and Chrome will soon start auto-pausing Flash content it doesn’t consider ‘central‘ to a web page.
Overall, the web is better off without Flash and as Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos said a few days ago, it’s probably time to set an end-of-life date for Flash.