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Edge browser from Microsoft will soon begin to block Flash by default

Microsoft has joined Apple, Google and Mozilla, announcing a rejection of the use of Flash technology. The company will begin to block Flash content in the new version of the web browser and Edge and continue off from outdated technology to Windows users.

“Adobe Flash has been an integral part of the Internet for decades, including colorful animation before there was a Protocol HTML5. In modern browsers, the development of which had a hand in Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Apple, Mozilla, and many others, you can enjoy all this without Flash, with higher standards of performance and security”, — reported in the corporate blog of the creators of the Edge.

Microsoft explained that already “practiced” to disable the Flash, starting with the anniversary of the release of Windows 10. The company allowed users to suspend the display of such content, including some banner ads. In the future, Microsoft promised to continue the transition to an HTML5 alternative.

Be the first to say goodbye to Flash can Windows insiders (participants of the program testing Windows 10 Insider) in the new assemblies. Their criticism and suggestions will be included in the upcoming spring 2017 milestone for the company upgrade to Windows 10 Creator’s Update. “Sites by default support HTML5, will be loaded in pure form. For sites that still have Flash content, users will be able to decide for themselves whether they want to load, and the system will remember this decision”, — explained the algorithm in the company.

Google has started blocking Flash on a limited scale a year ago, when he began to hold unneeded content in order to preserve the battery. The company urges web developers to move to HTML5.

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Last year, Mozilla has blocked the auto-play Flash elements in Firefox from-for the become frequent cases of exploitation by cybercriminals for vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash. The developers have promised to release the lock after Adobe will release a corrective update that addresses all the gaps in the media player.

Note that Adobe Flash is considered the most vulnerable place for Mac computers. It is this technology are a source of security holes and are a favorite aim of hackers, being used on hundreds of millions of computers around the world. Recently Mac users have reported about a critical vulnerability in Flash that allows to cause a denial of service and to obtain control over the target system. Successful exploitation could cause the “fall” of the Safari and capture the attackers control over the computer.

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