You may already know that Adobe Flash Player is a plug-in that allows you to enjoy rich Internet content on your Web browser. However, with tons of security issues being thrown at it, Adobe has now given just until 2020 to support it.
For the time being, you can still use the plug-in. However, it is important to get your version of Flash Player updated. On your Internet browser, you simply have to visit the official website of Adobe at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/.
The plug-in has been the favorite target for attackers on the Web. Perpetrators would use Flash because of its influence and history, which has paved the way for Internet content to reach people all over the world. It has also been around for a long time now, which has given way for others to exploit.
Since more and more people are using this plug-in to play streaming videos, games, and other content on the Web, the more it requires to be controlled. However, some fell victim to its vulnerability that others have found a way to abuse and victimize people.
With the decision made by Adobe to discontinue support for Flash Player, perhaps it would provide websites using this plug-in to run their content to shift to HTML5. So, before the year 2020, they should have ample time to transfer to this platform.
Take note that there are websites that have already fell victim to malware. If the unsuspecting victim visits that particular site, then he or she will be redirected to another website hosting malicious files. In this case, it will make the victim pay the price. In fact, one exploit was able to hold the files of the victims for ransom. This ransomware was named Bad Rabbit, where users were obliged to pay a certain amount before their files will be released.