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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 05-Aug-17 23:04:53
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Which speed test do you like the best from think broadband speed test, vote now

A) I like the new speed test via here: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest

B) I like the old version of speed test via here: http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/flashipv4/

C) Don't care as I don't use it

For me, I prefer B better than A.
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 00:31:06
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I prefer B, but I am sure over time A will become very good.
Plus I think by 2020 Flash will be no more.

Paul

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 00:35:36
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Academic. Web has been moving away from Flash for a while and the most popular browsers have it disabled by default due to a mass of security issues.

The Flash speed test will be going bye bye I imagine.


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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 00:37:47
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Remind that to BT Wholesale as their website still using flash here: http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 01:28:54
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In reply to a post by adslmax:
Remind that to BT Wholesale as their website still using flash here: http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/

Well look how long it took me to persuade BT to update they DSL Checker Server to be more secure.

Paul

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 01:31:11
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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
Academic. Web has been moving away from Flash for a while and the most popular browsers have it disabled by default due to a mass of security issues.

The Flash speed test will be going bye bye I imagine.

Its not flash that has the security issues, its the type of plugin it uses to hook into the browsers.

There is nothing stopping flash from using the other plugin type, where it would be more secure.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 310Mbps (down), 31Mbps (up) FVA
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Standard User awontroba
(regular) Sun 06-Aug-17 03:48:59
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Indeed.

https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-...

Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats."

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Adrian
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Sun 06-Aug-17 10:52:47
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Flash is very problematic.

Security vulnerabilities in Flash over time:

2014 76
2015 329
2016 266
2017 60

http://www.cvedetails.com/product/6761/Adobe-Flash-P...

Google had to create a new plug-in API and sandbox Flash, due to its issues.

https://blog.chromium.org/2012/08/the-road-to-safer-...
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Aug-17 11:18:27
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Flash is very problematic.

Security vulnerabilities in Flash over time:

2014 76
2015 329
2016 266
2017 60

http://www.cvedetails.com/product/6761/Adobe-Flash-P...

Google had to create a new plug-in API and sandbox Flash, due to its issues.

https://blog.chromium.org/2012/08/the-road-to-safer-...

That's exactly what I said they did a new plugin type.

Paul

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Sun 06-Aug-17 11:32:19
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No, you said "Its not flash that has the security issues".

The vulnerabilities are in the plug-in itself (Flash, Java, etc), not the API. A new API wouldn't have been required if the plug-in didn't have security vulnerabilities, nor would it have needed sandboxing.
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