Adobe announced the end of support for the Flash Player back in 2017, but now the time has definitely come: on December 31, 2020, it was finally discontinued.
Adobe will therefore delete all download links for Flash Player from its own websites and publish an update on January 12, 2020 that will both block Flash content and recommend users to completely delete Flash Player.
Boris Larin, security expert at Kaspersky, welcomes the final end of Flash Player: “Although most web browsers and Office 365 have deactivated Flash content by default since 2019, there was between the announcement of the end of support (2017) and 2019 several cases in which zero-day exploits in Flash Player were used to carry out targeted attacks. In 2020 alone, Kaspersky products blocked 60,000 attacks via Flash Player exploits – 5.86 percent of the attacks hit users in Germany. More More than half of these exploits were documented to attack older versions of Microsoft Office, so the end of support for Flash Player is a welcome event, even if it would have been even better if it had happened sooner If you haven’t made it yet, you should really uninstall Flash Player now. “
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