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Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash will be retired at the end of 2020

30 July 2017

From an IT security point of view, Adobe’s announcement to retire Flash Player at the end of 2020 is excellent news. For details see the report ‘Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era’ published in Reuters Technology News on 25 July 2017.

Flash player was good for a lot of CVSS V2 severity High rated vulnerabilities every year.

Flash Player CVSS Severity High rated vulnerabilities

Flash Player CVSS V2 Severity High rated vulnerabilities

NIST NVD search parameters:  Results Type: Statistics /  Keyword (text search): Adobe flash player /  Publication Start Date: January 2010 / Publication End Date: July 2017 / CVSS Version: 2
CVSS V2 Severity: High (7-10)

The result was an endless stream of patches which kept IT operations groups busy all year.

Thank you, Adobe, for the good news.

Have a great week.

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