Apple blocks all outdated versions of Adobe Flash in Safari due to vulnerabilities


Due to a security flaw discovered in its Flash Player software, Adobe released an update to the web plugin earlier this week. Today Apple confirmed that it had updated its plugin blacklist for OS X to stop the system from using a version of Flash Player older than (or on older systems).

Here’s a link to the relevant Apple support page.

Has security ever been an issue with HTML5? Can HTML5 do much of what we depend on Flash for? Is Flash still necessary?

If you haven’t already, read this post about Chrome, Flash, and battery life.