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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,384
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       14 Jul 2015 #1

    Firefox is blocking Flash by default


    After a number of issues and exploits have been discovered recently, Mozilla has taken a big step and is now blocking Flash in all of its Firefox browsers.

    Flash, the much maligned and hated software on which a surprisingly big part of the web still relies, has often been criticized for its faulty security. More recently, unpatched vulnerabilities, which are being exploited in the wild, have transformed Adobeís platform into an even bigger liability.

    But youíre a bit safer if you rely on Firefox, as Mozilla has put Flash on its blacklist of software and addons. The program is disabled by default and can only be enabled if the user clicks on a prompt that pops up. The reasoning here is that Flash neednít be blocked completely, but it shouldn't be running without the userís knowledge either.
    Read more: After Facebook called for its death, now Firefox is blocking Flash by default
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Jul 2015 #2

    1. I wonder when that will happen??
    2. What about sites that still use flash??



    And how does flash even effect Facebook??
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,439
    Windows 10
       14 Jul 2015 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    1. I wonder when that will happen??
    2. What about sites that still use flash??



    And how does flash even effect Facebook??
    A lot of the games on facebook use flash (or did last time I looked)
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 275
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.222)
       14 Jul 2015 #4

    I use Pale Moon 64bit and to date haven't had trouble with this.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 658
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       14 Jul 2015 #5

    I have FireFox 40 and have encountered this. By default the Flash plugin is set to "Ask to activate" and can't be changed to "Always activate". Same with the Java plugin.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 15
    W7 Pro x64 SP1
       14 Jul 2015 #6

    Pendaws said: View Post
    I use Pale Moon 64bit and to date haven't had trouble with this.
    Pale Moon is not Firefox

    Patched versions of Flash are now up: Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       14 Jul 2015 #7

    It is not blocking the Flash released today. Only Flash built prior to today. Pale Moon is a Firefox clone. Without Firefox there would be no Pale Moon.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       14 Jul 2015 #8

    I had it on my Win 7 install last night. Haven't seen it on 10 yet though.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 430
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       14 Jul 2015 #9

    I am using Cyberfox, it also does it. FF look alike. Seems like every time we get a windows update, Adobe will follow with updates.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       14 Jul 2015 #10

    Gary said: View Post
    It is not blocking the Flash released today. Only Flash built prior to today. Pale Moon is a Firefox clone. Without Firefox there would be no Pale Moon.
    Gary,

    Technically, it is SeaMonkey there would be no Firefox or Pale Moon. Firefox use to be built from SeaMonkey from the way I understand it. Firefox has switched to some type of internal toolkit and now SeaMonkey is built from Firefox.
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