Mozilla doesn't want Flash on Firefox, waits for patched version from Adobe

Mozilla has taken an unusual step and blocked all of Adobe's vulnerability-riddled software from its browser till it receives a patched version from Adobe.


Mozilla has taken an unusual step and blocked all of Adobe's vulnerability-riddled software from its browser. Mark Schmidt, the head of the Firefox support team stated that Mozilla will enable support for Flash for its browser when Adobe officially releases a version that is not being exploited by known vulnerabilities.

The head of the Firefox support team at Mozilla took to Twitter and made the official announcement:

https://twitter.com/MarkSchmidty/status/620783674561327104

https://twitter.com/MarkSchmidty/status/620806013768323072

This move is a temporary one as Adobe is preparing to patch these vulnerabilities in Flash which were previously discovered as a result of Hacking Team's document leak last week. 400GB worth of files were uncovered in the Hacking Team leak which revealed some serious flaws in Flash that the spyware company used to force their way into target computers.

According to a report by The Next Web, the news comes a day after Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos voiced a number of recent complaints from the security community that the software had become the route for too many hacking vulnerabilities.

According to a previous report, Russian cyber criminals had exploited flaws in Adobe Flash and Windows OS to attack machines in the US. FireEye, a prominent US security company, said that the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems’s Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system.


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