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raymond house
Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where are we with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there. Thanks

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Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing updates, and hasn't for a long time, leaving vulnerabilities unpatched. It's time for the world to move on.

On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where are we with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there. Thanks

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On 2017-03-25 01:31 PM, JP wrote:
Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing updates, and hasn't for a long time, leaving vulnerabilities unpatched. It's time for the world to move on.

On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond [hidden email] wrote:
Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where are we with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there. Thanks

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I take it back. Adobe is now giving security-only updates to the NPAPI plugin that Firefox uses, after 4 years of being ignored. Chrome has newer flash built in, so that would be a better option than updating flash for Firefox.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3116409/linux/adobe-revives-flash-for-firefox-on-linux-after-axing-it-four-years-ago.amp.html

On 25 March 2017 13:34:02 GMT-04:00, raymond <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 2017-03-25 01:31 PM, JP wrote:
Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing updates, and hasn't for a long time, leaving vulnerabilities unpatched. It's time for the world to move on.

On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond [hidden email] wrote:
Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where are we with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there. Thanks

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Raymond, what sites are you browsing that still deliver that "update
Flash" message?

I haven't had Flash installed in years, and most video sites work
fine. The exceptions are CBC and CTV news. For that I have a separate
media computer, on which I run Google Chrome. That doesn't use Adobe
Flash, but its own built-in Pepperpot Flash (at least, that's what it
used to be called).

I don't know if Adobe will maintain their new-found love for Linux,
but if Flash on Windows is anything to go by, even up-to-date Flash
installations are a major source of vulnerabilities. If I were you I'd
uninstall every Flash component, and use Google Chrome only when I
absolutely have to.

- --Bob.


On 2017-03-25 01:42 PM, JP wrote:

> I take it back. Adobe is now giving security-only updates to the
> NPAPI plugin that Firefox uses, after 4 years of being ignored.
> Chrome has newer flash built in, so that would be a better option
> than updating flash for Firefox.
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/3116409/linux/adobe-revives-flash-for-firefox-on-linux-after-axing-it-four-years-ago.amp.html
>
>  On 25 March 2017 13:34:02 GMT-04:00, raymond
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> On 2017-03-25 01:31 PM, JP wrote:
>>> Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing updates,
>>> and hasn't for a long time, leaving vulnerabilities unpatched.
>>> It's time for the world to move on.
>>>
>>> On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond
>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and
>>> I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is
>>> vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates
>>> for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where
>>> are
>> we
>>> with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to
>>> update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about
>>> it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there.
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my
>>> brevity. so JP, how do I open videos?
>>>
>>>
>
>
>

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On 2017-03-25 01:54 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
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Raymond, what sites are you browsing that still deliver that "update
Flash" message?

I haven't had Flash installed in years, and most video sites work
fine. The exceptions are CBC and CTV news. For that I have a separate
media computer, on which I run Google Chrome. That doesn't use Adobe
Flash, but its own built-in Pepperpot Flash (at least, that's what it
used to be called).

I don't know if Adobe will maintain their new-found love for Linux,
but if Flash on Windows is anything to go by, even up-to-date Flash
installations are a major source of vulnerabilities. If I were you I'd
uninstall every Flash component, and use Google Chrome only when I
absolutely have to.

- --Bob.


On 2017-03-25 01:42 PM, JP wrote:
I take it back. Adobe is now giving security-only updates to the
NPAPI plugin that Firefox uses, after 4 years of being ignored.
Chrome has newer flash built in, so that would be a better option
than updating flash for Firefox. 
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3116409/linux/adobe-revives-flash-for-firefox-on-linux-after-axing-it-four-years-ago.amp.html

 On 25 March 2017 13:34:02 GMT-04:00, raymond
[hidden email] wrote:
On 2017-03-25 01:31 PM, JP wrote:
Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing updates,
and hasn't for a long time, leaving vulnerabilities unpatched.
It's time for the world to move on.

On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond
[hidden email] wrote:

Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages and
I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and is 
vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting updates
for flash, I know there's been a lot said about flash but where
are
we
with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying to
update it as they recommend but it does not work.Confused about
it all, need help from you knowledgeable types out there.
Thanks


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brevity. so JP, how do I open videos?




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Hi, Bob, I'm trying to open a video on CBC.



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OK, so get Google Chrome from
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/ and never worry about
outdated Flash again.

- --Bob.

On 2017-03-25 01:57 PM, raymond wrote:
> Hi, Bob, I'm trying to open a video on CBC.

> On 2017-03-25 01:54 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote: Raymond, what sites are
> you browsing that still deliver that "update Flash" message?
>
> I haven't had Flash installed in years, and most video sites work
> fine. The exceptions are CBC and CTV news. For that I have a
> separate media computer, on which I run Google Chrome. That doesn't
> use Adobe Flash, but its own built-in Pepperpot Flash (at least,
> that's what it used to be called).
>
> I don't know if Adobe will maintain their new-found love for
> Linux, but if Flash on Windows is anything to go by, even
> up-to-date Flash installations are a major source of
> vulnerabilities. If I were you I'd uninstall every Flash component,
> and use Google Chrome only when I absolutely have to.
>
> --Bob.
>
>
> On 2017-03-25 01:42 PM, JP wrote:
>>>> I take it back. Adobe is now giving security-only updates to
>>>> the NPAPI plugin that Firefox uses, after 4 years of being
>>>> ignored. Chrome has newer flash built in, so that would be a
>>>> better option than updating flash for Firefox.
>>>> http://www.pcworld.com/article/3116409/linux/adobe-revives-flash-for-firefox-on-linux-after-axing-it-four-years-ago.amp.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
On 25 March 2017 13:34:02 GMT-04:00, raymond

>>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>> On 2017-03-25 01:31 PM, JP wrote:
>>>>>> Flash for Linux is dead. Thankfully. Adobe isn't doing
>>>>>> updates, and hasn't for a long time, leaving
>>>>>> vulnerabilities unpatched. It's time for the world to
>>>>>> move on.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 25 March 2017 13:28:52 GMT-04:00, raymond
>>>>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hello all, I'm having trouble opening videos on web pages
>>>>>> and I keep getting: adobe flash needs to be updated and
>>>>>> is vulnerable.I'm using ubuntu 1610 and I'm not getting
>>>>>> updates for flash, I know there's been a lot said about
>>>>>> flash but where are
>>>>> we
>>>>>> with all this? do we have a replacement? I keep trying
>>>>>> to update it as they recommend but it does not
>>>>>> work.Confused about it all, need help from you
>>>>>> knowledgeable types out there. Thanks
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please
>>>>>> excuse my brevity. so JP, how do I open videos?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>> Hi, Bob, I'm trying to open a video on CBC.
>
>
>
>
>

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