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[Done] Remove "Solution 2: Downgrade to Flash 10.3"

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  1. AliceWyman 4177 posts
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    Flash 10.3 is will no longer be maintained with security updates as of July 9, 2013 since it has been replaced by Flash 11.7 as the Extended Support Release version (ref.).

    We should remove "Solution 2: Downgrade to Flash 10.3" soon, since we shouldn't be recommending an insecure version.

    For Windows Vista and above, we could recommend disabling Flash protected mode as a workaround, instead of downgrading. Related discussion:

    Flash 10.3 <s>is</s> will no longer be maintained with security updates as of July 9, 2013 since it has been replaced by Flash 11.7 as the Extended Support Release version ([http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2013/05/extended-support-release-updated-to-flash-player-11-7.html ref.]). We should remove "Solution 2: Downgrade to Flash 10.3" soon, since we shouldn't be recommending an insecure version. For Windows Vista and above, we could recommend disabling Flash protected mode as a workaround, instead of downgrading. Related discussion: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/adobe-flash-plugin-has-crashed/discuss/4861 Ask Users to try to troubleshoot protected mode?
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  2. John99 2822 posts
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    I agree. It is now a no brainer as

    • the old version is insecure and not easily obtainable
    • we are able to link to official Adobe advice on doing this

    I would also recommend linking to your Mozillazine article

    That includes other background information, and I am not sure if Adobe forum articles could move or be edited without us immediately noticing.

    I agree. It is now a no brainer as *the old version is insecure and not easily obtainable * we are able to link to official Adobe advice on doing this I would also recommend linking to your Mozillazine article * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Flash_Player_11.3_Protected_Mode_-_Windows running on to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Disabling_Protected_Mode_in_Flash_11.3 That includes other background information, and I am not sure if Adobe forum articles could move or be edited without us immediately noticing.
  3. AliceWyman 4177 posts
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    I don't know if Flash 10.3 is insecure yet (the last version was 10.3.183.90) but it won't be updated any longer so the section on downgrading to Flash 10.3 should be removed soon.

    When we do remove the section, we'll also need to revise the Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox article section, "Solution 2: Downgrade Flash". I've added this article and the other one to the "Needs changes" list.

    I'd like to get an admin's opinion beforehand (or better yet, let an admin make the change) since like you mentioned in /forums/contributors/709473, making changes to the Flash Player kb articles got a bit contentious last year. From what I recall, admin have been basing Flash article updates on "inside information" from Adobe.

    I don't know if Flash 10.3 is insecure yet (the last version was 10.3.183.90) but it won't be updated any longer so the section on downgrading to Flash 10.3 should be removed soon. When we do remove the section, we'll also need to revise the [[Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox]] article section, "Solution 2: Downgrade Flash". I've added this article and the other one to the "Needs changes" list. I'd like to get an admin's opinion beforehand (or better yet, let an admin make the change) since like you mentioned in [/forums/contributors/709473], ''making changes to the Flash Player kb articles got a bit contentious last year''. From what I recall, admin have been basing Flash article updates on "inside information" from Adobe.
  4. AliceWyman 4177 posts
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    Michael Verdi took care of this (thanks, Michael).

    Michael Verdi took care of this (thanks, Michael).