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7 Infamous Moments in Adobe Flash's Security History

End-of-life is here: Adobe's support for Flash is gone as of Jan. 1. Here's what we won't miss about the multimedia software platform.

Show of hands for those who will mourn Adobe Flash – and it's hellish 1,500-plus critical security holes – when its flame dies out on Jan. 1. Anyone? Anyone? That's what we thought. But make no mistake: The ecosystem that spawned such a security nightmare is likely pregnant again with another software security horror because "Flash was not a fluke," according to At-Bay founder/CEO Rotem Iram, it in his most excellent ode to the end of a software security serial killer.

But for now at least, let's take the time to be thankful for what we won't miss when Flash is laid to rest in this panned memorial.

A prolific writer and analyst, Pam Baker's published work appears in many leading publications. She's also the author of several books, the most recent of which is "Data Divination: Big Data Strategies." Baker is also a popular speaker at technology conferences and a member ... View Full Bio
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