Facebook’s new security chief Alex Stamos says that it is time to kill Flash Player. He sent out a a series of Tweets saying that Adobe needs to put an end date on the popular platform that serves as the basis for many online games and video services.
“It’s time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash,” he wrote. “Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the only way to disentangle the dependencies and upgrade the whole ecosystem at once.”
Stamos feels that the continuing existence of Flash is holding back the development of HTML 5 and that developers won’t take the time rewrite their tools and upgrade as long as Flash is still in existence.
This comes on the heels of the revelation of three unpatched Flash exploits that could allow hackers to attack systems.