Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Flash was an integral part of the internet in years past, but it has also been a drag on performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. Today, HTML5 is a better way to get the same sort of interactive content running on the web, and it works ...

Flash/HTML5 in Firefox

Friday, July 31st, 2015

I've been asked a lot lately about uninstalling Flash in Firefox and why users are still being served the Flash versions on Youtube, for example, and requiring them to install it before displaying the video.  I was asked again today and thought I would quickly post something about it. The easiest ...

All Major Web Browsers Fall in Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Security researchers nabbed $552,500 in bounties at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest, demonstrating exploits against the top four Web browsers, plus Adobe Reader and Flash Player. On Thursday, the second and final day of the competition, the star of the show was South Korean security researcher JungHoon Lee, aka "lokihardt," who ...

Another Unpatched Adobe Flash Zero-Day vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) exists in Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  We are aware of reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via drive-by-download attacks against systems running Internet Explorer ...

Microsoft increases IE security, starts blocking old ActiveX controls

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

As part of Microsoft's ongoing effort to improve the security of its Internet Explorer browser, the company has started blocking outdated ActiveX plugins from being enabled. ActiveX controls have been a feature of Internet Explorer for a very long time and help in enabling interactive content through the browser. Most third-party plugins such ...