July 28, 2017
News roundup: Adobe announced that Flash end of life will happen by the end of 2020. Plus, Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, the 2017 Pwnie Awards winners, and more.
December 16, 2016
Microsoft followed Google's lead in promising to block Flash Player content by default in some situations and experts say the moves should expedite the death of Flash.
February 26, 2016
Roundup: Microsoft EMET is vulnerable to exploit; it's time to update to v5.5.Plus; Dell, IBM and Gemalto research reports claim cybercriminals are getting smarter, bigger and faster.
December 04, 2015
Adobe moves could signal the end of the ever-vulnerable Flash Player, and experts say more support for HTML5 could lead to the Adobe Flash end of life.
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