This will prevent users from reinstalling the software and continuing to use an unsupported version.
Furthermore, the Adobe stated that “content that uses Flash will be blocked by Adobe Flash Player after EOL ”, indicating that the company has added or plans to add a“ time bomb ”to its code Flash Player to prevent its use from next year.
The reason for these moves is because Flash Player has always been (and is) the best target for hackers and malware developers. Just the Flash Player reach the EOL at the end of the year, the Adobe does not intend to release new security updates, leaving Flash users exposed to new vulnerabilities and attacks.
OR Adobe announced Flash EOL in July 2017 along with all major browser makers, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, but also Facebook, which, at the time, relied heavily on Flash for its platform. of its online games.
Browser developers plan to remove all Flash-supported code from their browsers shortly before or after EOL, in late 2020, and early 2021.
Currently, according with web technology research site W3Techs, only 2,6% of today's sites use Flash, a number that has fallen sharply since 2011 when it was 28,5%.