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The Retirement of Adobe Flash Player Means to Your Business

by | Dec 4, 2020 | MyTek Blog, Security

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What the Retirement of Adobe Flash Means to Your BusinessWhat the Retirement of Adobe Flash Player Means to Your Business: Once December 31st brings the New Year around, support for the once-popular Adobe Flash Player will officially end. Hopefully it will not impact yours! Of course, it isn’t every day that a 24-year-old software system is taken out of commission, so it only makes sense to wonder how much this will impact businesses.

With Any Luck, It Won’t

Retirement of Adobe Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player and other software based on Adobe Flash Player have been largely phased out over the past decade or so, so ultimately it was just a matter of time before Flash Player was officially retired. Furthermore, Adobe Flash Player has also experienced some security issues, leading to the major players—Google, Microsoft, and Apple—basically leaving it behind as well.

So, while this news isn’t unexpected, it does still warrant saying that Adobe Flash Player was a big part of what shaped the Internet that we know today. However, nostalgia aside, the retired software needs to be removed from all systems to prevent it from becoming a vulnerability in your network.

Just as is the case with any software that will no longer be supported, Adobe Flash Player will not be reinforced against any future threats. This will effectively turn it into an exploit that a cybercriminal could use to introduce a larger threat into your business’ infrastructure.

Fortunately, all it will take to avoid this outcome is to properly update your IT away from any Adobe Flash Player-based software. It is that easy! Really!

COMPANYNAME can help with this, as well as so much more. For assistance with your IT management, maintenance, and security, give us a call at PHONENUMBER. With any luck, retirement of retirement of Adobe Flash Player will not affect your business.

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Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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