For a while Tuesday, Silicon Valley turned off its Flash.
Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browsers blocked old versions Adobe’s animation software — often used to play online videos — following news reports that hackers were using a security bug to take over peoples’ computers.
The moves came two days after Facebook’s top security executive, Alex Stamos, publicly called for Adobe to discontinue Flash.
Long used to animate websites and play online videos, Flash has become equally known for security flaws and slowing down websites.
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