The biggest video platform on the web is finally ditching Flash. YouTube has announced that all videos will now load in HTML5 by default when you watch them in a number of popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Apple continues to maintain it stance against supporting Adobe Flash on iOS devices, choosing instead to focus on HTML5 and other modern web technologies. Nevertheless, there are still several Flash-based video players and other web elements littered across the web. When a mobile user accesses these pages, there is a blank space or large portion of the website missing.
Adobe has announced a slew of new products today, including the “Ink” digital pen and “Slide” digital ruler. The new hardware, which was created in a partnership with Adonit, is also shipping with a suite of new software for iPad including three new apps: Adobe Sketch, Adobe Line, and Photoshop Mix.
Adobe today released a security update for its Flash Player to close a vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely control a Mac or PC. This vulnerability was reported security researchers Alexander Polyakov and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Labs and has been documented in the wild.
Adobe Flash Player, a browser plugin that is used on a lot of websites, is a very common target for malware and remote code execution exploits. To prevent such exploits from taking over your entire system, the Flash plugin runs in a sandboxed environment on Chrome, Firefox, and with OS X Mavericks, it is sandboxed in Safari too.
Adobe announced today that it was target of a hack by an unidentified group. The company confirmed that the hackers gained access to 2.9 million Adobe customer accounts. Adobe added that it is investigating the possibility that hackers obtained the source code for several key Adobe products.