It wasn't long ago that people like you and companies like Facebook, Google and YouTube couldn't say enough good things about Adobe Flash. The software, to its credit, revolutionized the Internet.
After all, the reason you're watching videos online is because Adobe Flash made it possible. But, then there's the serious downside to using it that has become all too apparent.
Adobe Flash is loaded with security holes that lets hackers remotely take control of your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you read Happening Now on a regular basis, you know we warned you twice last week about an emergency Adobe Flash security patch and several fixes for other Adobe software.
Adobe Flash is so vulnerable to attacks that Adobe itself has advised users to stop using it. Note: To uninstall Adobe Flash from Windows 10: Start >> All Apps >> Adobe Flash >> right-click Uninstall.
Now, with your security in mind, Google is going to make it really tough for you to use Adobe Flash. Instead, starting with its open-source Chromium browser later this year and eventually the world's most-popular web browser, Chrome, Google is going to replace Adobe Flash with the similar HTML5.
Google already dropped Adobe Flash from many of its ads. Now, it is proposing to make the HTML5 web standard its default setting for content on Chrome.
If Google moves forward with this, Adobe Flash will be a giant step closer to becoming an Internet relic.