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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Flash on an iMac

I have recently just uninstalled flash from my machine. I didn't really have a reason to do it (not attacked, or exploited in any way), but felt that flash was the biggest security loophole in OSX (although technically not in OSX i know).

I've realised that a lot of places require flash such as youtube and the BBC news website - how do other users cope?

Do you run flash, not run flash and have an alternative (wasn't HTML5 meant to replace flash years ago?)... what's the general consensus?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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I just use Chrome when I need Flash. Simple and easy. Just the way I like it.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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There's an extension for Safari that blocks Flash on pages, replacing it with a gray square that you can click on if you need to really see what was blocked

I don't remember the name of the extension but its almost always in the top 10 list.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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There's an extension for Safari that blocks Flash on pages, replacing it with a gray square that you can click on if you need to really see what was blocked

I don't remember the name of the extension but its almost always in the top 10 list.
It's called ClickToFlash, and there's ClickToPlugIn, both available in Safari Preferences/Extensions/Get Extensions or https://extensions.apple.com/
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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It's called ClickToFlash, and there's ClickToPlugIn, both available in Safari Preferences/Extensions/Get Extensions or https://extensions.apple.com/
Click to flash now installed.
Thanks guys!
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