Re: Stop it, Mozilla
The block – imposed on Monday – meant that all versions of Flash were blocked within Firefox by default... Blocking every version of the plug-in seems highly unusual, perhaps even unprecedented.
This doesn't look like Mozilla trying to protect users, as they blocked ALL versions of Flash. Instead it looks like Mozilla playing games with Adobe, with users as the unwitting pawns. Or maybe it's Mozilla getting sick and tired of Flash's pathetic security history and so sending them an in-your-face message that Adobe needs to clean their act up.
In any case I am really, really curious as to what in bloody hell is going on at Adobe's Flash development team and if anyone from the team's management has been fired yet.
I think Adobe's incompetence was made clear soon after they purchased Flash from Macromedia. They issued a Flash update that deliberately broke 3rd party Flash tools that competed with existing Adobe products. Almost put one of my businesses out of business. That lack of respect for users is still demonstrated by Adobe to this day.