Adobe announced that in 2017 official support for Flash would disappear in 2021. In addition to a declining number of users, the software had to contend with major vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, other technologies, such as HTML5, are preferred. Support was eventually discontinued yesterday.
Router manufacturer Extreme Networks was found not to be able to get Adobe Flash out of its administrative tools in time, causing the graphic user interface (GUI) no longer works. This prevents users from changing settings on their network device. The company is said to have initially indicated that it was surprised by the disappearance of Flash. The quote below has now been removed from the support page. However, it was possible to find it thanks to The Register:
Many Extreme Networks devices have been affected by the disappearance of Flash.
“Due to a last minute change in 3rd party licensing we have been tasked to update WiNG Manager to meet new enforcements related to Flash,”
“In the interim WiNG-Man will be unavailable unless the date of the PC is set before Jan 12, 2021.”
On the same support page, Extreme Networks now states that the WiNG Manager should be up and running again in a few days. The manufacturer also offers some (temporary) solutions. This way it is still possible to access the device via the command lineinterface or via the cloud. The GUI would also function properly if the system time were adjusted to a point in time before January 12th.
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