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Adobe notes that the vulnerability has been actively exploited on devices running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 126.96.36.1996 and earlier.Researchers from Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, Google’s Project Zero, Microsoft’s security team, Fire Eye, and others are credited with discovering the problem.This includes continuing to contribute to the HTML5 standard and participating in the Web Assembly Community Group.And we’ll continue to provide best in class animation and video tools such as Animate CC, the premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content, and Premiere Pro CC.Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education and video – and we remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020, as customers and partners put their migration plans into place.Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL.
(Remember that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs wrote a long note about why i OS devices didn't support Flash back in 2010.) Many websites use these standards for their interactive elements instead of relying on Adobe's proprietary tool. W3Techs reports that the technology is still used in 6.3% of all websites, which is nothing to sneeze at.
Where we’ve seen a need to push content and interactivity forward, we’ve innovated to meet those needs.
Where a format didn’t exist, we invented one – such as with Flash and Shockwave.
That's good news for open standards--and for the security of countless people.
There was a time when basically every interactive element on a website relied on Flash.That's why people like Facebook CSO Alex Stamos have called on Adobe to kill Flash since 2015.