Saturday July 28, 2018

US Senator Asks Government Agencies to Stop Using Flash

US Senator Ron Wyden has penned a letter urging the government to stop deploying new Flash content and replace any existing elements from all workstations and laptops by August 1, 2019. Being that Adobe is ending support in 2020 and security holes will be left unpatched, this would be pretty good advice to follow.

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Most of us out here in the real world have stopped using Flash, but government agencies seem to operate in a different layer of spacetime where things move excruciatingly slowly. If no one takes action to kill Flash, it will likely remain active in government for years to come. After all, Windows XP is still in use at some agencies with expensive custom support contracts from Microsoft.