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General fake Flash Player installs trojan

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  1. svim

    svim Well-Known Member
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  2. dontpanicbobby

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    Didn't Google disavow Flash awhile back?
     
  3. svim

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    Back in 2012 it was Adobe that stopped supporting their Flash plugin for all mobile devices, a couple of years after Apple had disavowed Flash.
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

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    Glad Apple invented that... But seriously.

    Is there a "good" Flash Player for Android?
     
  5. svim

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    There's no 'good' Flash Player for any platform really, it's a security risk and Adobe has not been very good at all about maintaining it properly. The Dolphin browser app includes an integral Flash plugin but it's an out of date version so whatever benefit you gain in being able to view some (again it's an old version) Flash content is countered by the fact that you're also intentionally making your Android device less safe from online exploits. The Puffin browser also allows you to view Flash content but instead of adding the plugin into the app itself, they keep a more current version on their own servers so when viewing Flash content it's actually being redirected from the source site to their servers, than to you. That's a better implementation but still, Flash itself is just a security mess.
     
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  6. dontpanicbobby

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    So Flash lives? Cool!
    Strongbad returns!!!
    I'm easily amused.
     

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