Google has dealt a blow to Adobe Flash with the announcement that from this week it will turn Flash advertisements into static images to protect against potential malicious code injections. The move, forecast in June, is now rolling out to browser users.
Google To Kill Flash Ads
Adobe has been on an active campaign to move people onto new alternatives like Adobe Air, but the simplicity and compatibility of HTML5 have made it a losing battle.
The Firefox browser recently blocked Flash by default, and Google Chrome users will now have to choose to animate advertising content, which Chrome will “intelligently select”, according to Google. Amazon has also banned Flash advertising.