Microsoft, by the end of this year, will stop supporting Adobe Flash on its browsers Edge and Internet Explorer. Mozilla, Apple and Google will also do so. Flash used to be an integral part of browser ecosystem but it has slowly lost its impact with the introduction of HTML 5 web standards. Adobe and Microsoft will have to find the right balance as there are still some businesses relying on old Windows versions that need Flash to be relevant.
Apple, according to a new report, accidentally approved common malware disguised as an update for Adobe Flash Player to run on macOS. Apple approved an app that contained code used by well-known malware called Shlayer – a trojan downloader that spreads through fake apps. It is the most common threat to Macs. The company, after learning about the malware, disabled the develop account associated with that app and revoked its certification.