First of all, what is the purpose of the Adobe Flash Player? It is a free software used to run multimedia platform on the browser to run videos, games, animations, GIFs, and other features in the web page.
Adobe Flash Player was created originally by FurtureWave 19 years ago. Now, it is being developed by Adobe Systems. This flash player is utilized mostly by the Windows platform.
Because of its wide range popularity, it is a favorite target among virtual criminals. Adobe Flash Player today is infected with malware and the instances of risks is increasing. Despite all the clamor to shut it down due to bugs, it asks act like a cousin of the ever-slow Internet Explorer which dares to be downloaded for “better” services.
When someone downloads, the security risks finds its way. A person might install unwanted programs which should not be there on the first place. Nevermind using the old version of the flash player. It is a Trojan Horse of viruses. Better safe than never.
Adobe just came up with a new version, Adobe Flash Player. It is codenamed Randkin. However, most of the websites, as Tyan mentioned, uses HTML 5.
Credits to Dan Tynan of Yahoo Tech
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