Items tagged with Flash Player

Has the time come to put Adobe's Flash Player plugin out of our misery? Facebook CSO Alex Stamos thinks so. In a series of Twitter posts, Stamos makes a plea for Adobe to set a date to euthanize Flash, allowing the web and Internet users at large to move on to better (and more secure) technologies. The question is, will Adobe do it?Probably not at the sole behest of Stamos, though he isn't the only one calling for an end to Flash. An anonymous group calling it Occupy Flash has been pushing for the same thing for the past few years. The Occupy Flash website has been tweeted out thousands of times,... Read more...
One of the greatest advantages of choosing an Android device over an iOS equivalent is that Google's open source operating system plays nice with Adobe's Flash platform. Unfortunately, Flash doesn't always play nice with Android users, at least not when it's been mucked with. According to security firm Trend Micro, a fake Flash Player infested with malware is making the rounds on the Android platform. Most, if not all, instances trace back to a Russian website serving up the booby-trapped software.   "This webpage [where the fake Flash Player resides] is also found to be hosted on Russian... Read more...
Adobe's Flash player has a 98% percent install rate, so I guess it's safe to call it an industry standard for video content. They've just released the latest version, Flash Player 10,  nicknamed "Astro," as a beta test. It's got some interesting things under the hood that work in the background to make video playback faster. On the visual side, it allows interactive 3D display based on 2D pictures, and for some reason, a "Pixel Bender" that allows you to swirl and distort the image and make yourself seasick if you like. Adobe has enhanced performance by enlisting the user's graphics card to... Read more...