Adobe Flash remains the one software that we all hate to need to run certain applications and perform certain tasks on our computers. That is because the software is notorious for having security holes that are constantly being patched to block hackers from driving an entire bus through them. In a nutshell, to stay secure with Flash installed on your computer, you need to constantly update the software.
Ironically, Microsoft natively integrated Flash in all the latest Windows OS so that its built-in browsers – Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge – can make use of it automatically. This approach makes sense from the perspective that Microsoft now remains in charge of the Adobe Flash updates. At the same time, IE and Edge will be able to accurately display Flash content right out of the box.
While it is all good and dandy that Microsoft takes charge of the Flash updates. The fact still remains that Flash remains quite porous, and new vulnerabilities are being discovered regularly; perhaps too regular. Adobe will continue releasing security patches to these vulnerabilities as and when they discover them.
However, now that Microsoft …read more