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Adobe kills off the 'Flash' name to try to fix its reputation

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Dec 2015 19:40 User comments (8)

Adobe kills off the 'Flash' name to try to fix its reputation Adobe has finally killed off Flash, although unfortunately it has only killed off the name and not the actual platform.
Flash Professional CC will now be known as Adobe Animate CC as part of the company's "ongoing commitment to evolve to support multiple standards," namely - HTML5.

Animate will include new features including high-quality stock art and vector brushes but the actual foundation for the development platform still exists and that means massive security issues and a generally horrible reputation.

Following the announcement, many in the industry asked why Adobe even bothers to support the platform given the fact that everyone has moved to HTML5. "There continues to be a huge amount of Flash content out there, especially video and gaming content, and we plan to do all we can to keep Flash Player stable and secure because it is the responsible thing to do," said the company in response.

Source:
Wired

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8 user comments

13.12.2015 8:33

What would fix it's reputation is to kill off Flash and all it's variants, remain a company that makes software and let someone else takeover the absent reins of Flash.
Cough... Cough... HTML5 comes to mind ;)


ahhhhh!!! cobras

23.12.2015 19:25

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and we plan to do all we can to keep Flash Player stable and secure because it is the responsible thing to do,
And this is the exact problem right there, their efforts to keep Flash secure have been an outright failure for many years. Nobody can stop occasional vulnerabilities, but the huge level of them that Flash has experienced for many years now means they've lost any credibility when they talk about making it secure.

33.12.2015 21:32

I normally don't use Google Chrome browser but whenever I need to access web pages with flash content I do. It can handle it very well. I don't need Flash installed on my system at all.

44.12.2015 19:19

A turd is still a turd whatever you call it


shit doesnt just happen theres always an arsehole involved

56.12.2015 1:08

you polish a turd its still a turd

you download flash you deserve to get hacked

67.12.2015 11:34

I have no respect for Adobe, while working at Microsoft and the security push we review all the source code for security issues. In the process I remember hearing problems that allowed remote hackers access to take over your machine, the vulnerabilities were in Adobe's software, when reported to them they said "We aren't really concerned about it... The should be the job of the operating system." So at the time they refused to fix the security holes. It is one thing to have a venerability and fix it when you identify it, it is something completely different to have a callous attitude...

77.12.2015 16:38

I have flash but have it set to Ask to activate.
Just noticing how little I get asked so might be removing it soon


shit doesnt just happen theres always an arsehole involved

89.12.2015 14:33

Adobe is a nasty company with a lot of crap software except their CS suite.

Flash/Java/Silverlight all need to go away. Java and Flash are what instigated the viruses from the very beginning of the internet.

This should be illegal. Changing a name and trying to conceal the nastiness of the product.

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