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  1.    14 Jul 2015 #1
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    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 Adobe’s platform into an even bigger liability.

    But you’re 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 needn’t be blocked completely, but it shouldn't be running without the user’s knowledge either.
    Read more: After Facebook called for its death, now Firefox is blocking Flash by default
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  2.    14 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    14 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ 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.    14 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)

    I use Pale Moon 64bit and to date haven't had trouble with this.
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  5.    14 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 694
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    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.    14 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1

    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaws 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.    14 Jul 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    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.    14 Jul 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

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

    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.    14 Jul 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary 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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