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  • Google Mentions Chrome Web Browser Packs Improved Flash Player Security for Mac Users


    It isn’t hard to point out that Adobe hasn’t had the best time when it comes to providing reliability for its Flash player on Apple-made devices. The situation was so far from where it should have been that Steve Jobs even took the time to write some thoughts about it a few years ago. Fortunately, Google can proudly say that Adobe’s Flash Player is more secure than it has ever been before – at least on Chrome.

    According to Google, working closely with Adobe since 2010 helped find ways to improve the security aspects of the famed Flash plug-in, noting that some of the most recent enhancements can now be found in the latest Stable release of its Chrome browser. Basically a novel plug-in architecture is used, allowing Flash to run “inside a sandbox that’s as strong as Chrome’s native sandbox.”

    One thing to note is that the Flash plug-in improvements found within Chrome aren’t just for Mac users. Google has mentioned Adobe’s player is now fully sandboxed on Windows, Linux, and of course its own Chrome OS as well.

    Have any of you Chrome users noticed any improvements?

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Mentions Chrome Web Browser Packs Improved Flash Player Security for Mac Users started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. blueaviator's Avatar
      blueaviator -
      What I know, is that after buying myself a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, I ended up selling my iPad 2... Damn it feels great to use Flash and watch the web as it should be. Don't take me wrong, I am a huge fan of Apple, having multiple products myself, but being able to use a tablet and watch internet as I want and not as I am forced to, it feels great...watching all those sports, movies, etc in streaming flash, is great. Exactly what I needed. And the Android 4.1.1 is much more stable as well. Sorry Apple, but in terms of tablets (not phones), i say goodbye...
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Flash is nearly out of date.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by blueaviator View Post
      What I know, is that after buying myself a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, I ended up selling my iPad 2... Damn it feels great to use Flash and watch the web as it should be. Don't take me wrong, I am a huge fan of Apple, having multiple products myself, but being able to use a tablet and watch internet as I want and not as I am forced to, it feels great...watching all those sports, movies, etc in streaming flash, is great. Exactly what I needed. And the Android 4.1.1 is much more stable as well. Sorry Apple, but in terms of tablets (not phones), i say goodbye...
      Have you tried playing a flash based game on your galaxy that involves mouse integration? That's really the only thing that flash is used for these days. Most videos have HTML support which is more efficient and less demanding on the battery/CPU. I even have an app that will convert flash videos to HTML if the video doesn't natively support HTML. So if you could elaborate more on why you NEED flash when most videos on the web can be watched without it, it might give us a better understanding on why it would make sense to have flash on iOS.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Have you tried playing a flash based game on your galaxy that involves mouse integration? That's really the only thing that flash is used for these days. Most videos have HTML support which is more efficient and less demanding on the battery/CPU. I even have an app that will convert flash videos to HTML if the video doesn't natively support HTML. So if you could elaborate more on why you NEED flash when most videos on the web can be watched without it, it might give us a better understanding on why it would make sense to have flash on iOS.
      +1

      Flash is irrelevant these days although is (for now) far more secure in terms of providing support for the live streaming of videos (web cam feed, etc) than html5 alone and also provides drm (although I've heard there is some kind of drm in the works for html5)...
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by micaiah12 View Post
      Flash is nearly out of date.
      Like optical drives (I'm agreeing by the way)
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Oh yes optical drives are pretty much done for.