Porn sites are giving up on Adobe Flash – and who can blame them?

Pornhub says goodbye to Flash.

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Porn sites are giving up on Adobe Flash

Motherboard reports:

On Tuesday, porn site Pornhub said it would be ditching all Flash content from its site, opting instead for HTML5, the most recent version of the web language that offers more support for multimedia content. Since hackers have had a number of successes at compromising porn sites, it’s notable that one of the largest is taking this step, albeit when Flash is already on its last legs.

“It was just a matter of time until we switched, as HTML5 is becoming the standard across platforms. Now makes the most sense as Google and Firefox are slowly pushing Flash support out of their browsers. Plus HTML5 has improved security, better power consumption and it’s faster to load,” Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, told Motherboard in an email.

“All adult sites should make the transition to HTML5. Flash is nearly dead,” he added.

Ahh, la petite mort

It has been a long and lingering death, but when Adobe Flash is finally gone for good, please don’t send any flowers. We’re well rid of it.

If you’re bold enough to still be using the internet with Flash enabled please enable “Click to Play” at the very least.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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