For more than 20 years, Adobe Flash helped websites deliver video content to your screen. However, attackers use Flash to inject ransomware and other malicious code into computers. The bad actors are usually one step ahead of security patches.
To end this security nightmare, Adobe set Flash’s official termination date to December 31, 2020. Expect your browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc. to disable and remove Flash on or before that date.
That helps security, but Flash’s demise could negatively impact your organization. If one of your websites requires your customers to use Flash, it is time to convert the content asap. Unless you are sure, meet with your web development team and confirm your visitors and customers do not need Flash to use your sites. If so, your developers can convert your content to use supported technologies.
Additionally, ask your IT professionals if your team members rely on sites that require Flash. If so, now is the time to work with those providers to spur them to transition away from Flash. If they refuse to move, you need to find other options.
While frustrating to many, especially frustrating to attackers, the ultimate demise of Flash helps make the world a safer place!
Please forward this to your friends in case they aren’t aware that Flash’s termination date is December 31, 2020.