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taffy078 Is it time to dump Adobe Flash?
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Respected experts are now suggesting that the latest security hole found in Flash should make users seriously consider dumping Flash e.g.
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/a-month-without...

Apart from uninstalling Flash and then seeing which programs don't work, is there any other way for us to find out which programs use Flash?

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LeendertKip RE: Is it time to dump Adobe Flash?
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Hi Taffy, I did a search for 'alternatives for adobe flash and found this: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/983999 It seems that there is no known alternative for Flash. Maybe worth reading.
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steffens RE: Is it time to dump Adobe Flash?
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Check out this article by Brian Krebs...
A Month Without Adobe Flash Player
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/a-month-without...

Most modern browsers allow setting Flash to be "click to play". I've done that on Firefox and Chrome, and it works well for me. There are many sites that will pop up the "Do you want to let this site run flash?" dialog box, but I've found few that don't function properly if I click NO.

For IE, I decided the safest choice was just to disable (or uninstall) Flash entirely. But then I only use IE when dealing with MS sites (mostly relating to patches, KB docs and such), so it's not a big deal for me to not have Flash in IE. YMMV.

P.S. I do all my Flash updates manually, because I do not trust auto-updaters. Too many times they've failed silently, and left me thinking I was patched when I wasn't. With things like Flash and Java, the false sense of security they instill is just far too dangerous. YMMV may vary on this, as well.
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mogs RE: Is it time to dump Adobe Flash?
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taffy078 RE: Is it time to dump Adobe Flash?
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Thanks Mogs. Good to 'see' you again!!

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