Jobbs wounded Flash, then Adobe drove the stake into it.
...but it still breathes under sedation in the critical care unit.
If I received a file with a SWF in it I would draw the conclusion that it had travelled through a time portal from the Noughties.
One of the reasons that it can still be imported into various popular packages is simply that there has been nothing to replace it. Nothing with the flexibility and sheer power. Yeah, the same power that made it very annoying too.
YouTube only stopped using it as default in 2015.
So the latest exploit is just another symptom of another part of its immune system breaking down. It keeps hanging on, but really someone should give it the last rights.
Then maybe we can get a suitable successor.