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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
Have you seen the message at the top of your web browser telling you that “Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020” ?
Flash player is a program created by Adobe that allows web developers to have more robust content on web sites such as videos, animations and internet web games.
Flash has been around since the 90’s and as you know that’s ancient in computer terms. As more of our lives move to the online world, the need for more security becomes especially important. Newer technologies, such as HTML5 provide better virtual security for businesses and for the end users like us.
The end of Flash Player support was announced in 2017, so it’s not a sudden passing. Web content developers have been preparing and converting their flash based content so that their web sites will continue to work and so that you as a user won’t see any interruption.
New versions of both Microsoft Edge and Chrome will stop supporting Flash player at years end. If there are any sites out there that are not changed over from flash content, an older browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer would be needed to run them. However, most of our banking online web sites now require the latest updated browsers to connect to their services. This is because of the more updated security features that these new browsers allow.
What does all this mean to you as a user? Probably not much. There is nothing that you need to do to your computer when Flash Player support is gone at year end. Most of the change over has already been made as developers have had 3 years to prepare.
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from Robert Aydelot: 2019-April 2020