Facebook’s new chief security officer wants to set a date to kill Flash:
Alex Stamos, the recently appointed chief security officer at Facebook, has called on software company Adobe to announce an “end-of-life date for Flash.” In a pair of tweets sent over the weekend, Stamos echoed a number of recent complaints from the security community that the software has become the vector for just too many hacking vulnerabilities.
Adobe Flash has become the grandpa you cant leave home alone. It’s best days are behind it (as far as the Web is concerned) and it’s just too much of a liability.
“Holy shit, Grandpa tried to make tea, but he burnt down the house!!!”
I’ll remember the good days, though, Flash. Flash was one of the primary applications I had open every day from 2000 until around 2008. It gave us designers the ability to use any typeface we wanted on websites, create video backgrounds, and make truly immersive experiences—like the ones you can do today in HTML/CSS/JS.
Once the iPhone came out, though, its days were numbered. Flash was never designed to run (efficiently) on a mobile phone.
It’s time to retire, Flash. You’re done.