Is Pepper Flash more secure than normal flash?


#1

Hi all,

Just wondering if Pepper flash is safe to use. As I have tried to not install Flash on my macOS for the past 3 years.

Chrome has it bundled inside the install, just wondering if this could be something that Brave could do?


#2

Flash is being depreciated and is set to go away by the end of 2020. I’d be surprised if many companies would go through the effort of adding technology like that that’s on it’s way out.



#3

@cynical13 Thanks for the exact date. But flash has been dead to me for many years. If a page required it I would just go elsewhere to find the video in HTML 5 standards

Either way wish that it could just be bundled with browser - makes it more out of site out of mind.


#4

It’s been a weak point in internet software. Personally, I’m glad that it’s not bundled. More sites are using HTML5 for the same thing. But, to each their own.


#5

@cynical13 The site I am trying to use - freerangetv.shaw.ca requires flash.

It’s due to Comcast deciding to build live TV and on demand + other content site that still requires flash. ComcassssssssssT!

EDIT: Forgot to mention with it being bundled you have more ability to enable it on certain sites. Instead of a full OS install where all content is allowed and you have less control.


#6

Pepper Flash Player (using PPAPI) is more secure than Flash Player using the old NPAPI, wich does not allow much sandboxing.

Since 2015, Chromium does not support NPAPI.


#7

My previous suggestion here was simple: Windows users should restrict themselves to using Flash in Chrome and get on with the rest of their lives. Tracking and upgrading Flash in Firefox/Opera and Internet Explorer was too time consuming and error prone.

Since I wrote that, Flash has learned how to update itself in Firefox. But that code is new and thus has to be considered suspect. I have already seen it crash on a couple Windows XP machines. Also, it phones home very frequently and every time Firefox finds a page that needs Flash, it wants to install an old version of the plugin.


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#8

Don’t be confused the name “Shockwave Flash,” on the Chrome Plug-ins page. That’s just there to confuse people. It’s Flash, not Shockwave.

Windows users can now get an ActiveX version of Flash for Internet Explorer, an NPAPI/plugin version for Firefox and Opera, an NPAPI version for Chrome and a PPAPI version for Chrome. Four, count 'em four copies of Flash. Not to mention copies that may be embedded in other software from Adobe. You can’t make this stuff up.

As for other operating sytsems, the Chrome browser running on Chrome OS (i.e. on a Chromebook) is currently using Flash version 11,3,31,115.


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#9

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