At any point of the digital transition,…
Flash was a dark creature
As promised from July 2017, a long time ago, Adobe will not release, update, or patch Flash Player from December 31 this year. Flash hit more than 1 billion people between 2010 and 2017. More than 1,500 fatal vulnerabilities were discovered, and in 2015, one fatal zero-day appeared per day.
Key security experts criticized Flash with their voices, but Flash’s heyday was never over. So the movement called Occupy Flash started, and major players such as Facebook and Mozilla started advocating not to use Flash anymore. Steve Jobs particularly hated Flash. At first, he seemed to use Flash himself, but the experience made him Flash’s greatest enemy.
In a 2010 public letter titled “Thoughts on Flash,” Jobs announced why Flash would be permanently banned on iOS devices. He pointed out in a letter that Symantec also criticized Flash’s ridiculous security footprint, emphasizing that he wasn’t a nerd and hated Flash alone.
Then gradually everyone started to recognize that there was something wrong with the flash. There was such an uproar, the system crashed, and people’s eyes were tearing, but Adobe was not affected. The direct damage caused by the flash was well avoided. They haven’t even paid fines, and huge contracts haven’t been breached due to poor flash management. Only companies that believed in flash are suffering from vulnerabilities, and are now suffering from flash replacement.
Even at the end of its lifespan, 2.5% of the Internet’s population is still using Flash. It includes thousands of business executives and developers, hundreds of thousands of engineers and consumers. Most of them understand how vulnerable Flash is. These people won’t look for a flash replacement until the last breath of the flash goes out. It may not be possible. The flash should have disappeared faster.
Where did it go wrong?
Of course, this phenomenon did not have a positive aspect. The innovation of IT technology was able to accelerate because consumers paid for it so naively. This period lasted quite a bit. And today software is of much higher quality than ever. The environment has also changed. The benefits of over-the-counter and rapid release have diminished, and cyberattacks have become a reality. Yet the software is taking over more areas of the organization, so the impact of not working has become more fatal.
In the end, what the software industry and the market enjoyed a long time ago-to enjoy market preoccupation with poorly completed software-means that now and now, the foundation of the digital economy was to be eaten from the ground up. The fact that there could be rapid innovations was just like a brief’fluke’.
The software’serial killer’ will be there in future generations
Flash caused tremendous damage even though it was limited to only one technology platform: web browsing. This is because in the heyday of Flash, it was a’major’ IT platform. Today, numerous business functions are being performed on a variety of platforms and across a variety of devices. Everything is online and everything is connected. There are also a few cases where the entire business is done only online.
When everything is done in the digital world, so when it is stored, stored, and managed in the form of digital data, everything is at risk. The more software, the more complex the infrastructure and the platform, the greater the likelihood of this risk. In such a situation, software that constantly turns into a Trojan horse is bound to become the root of all evil.
Nevertheless, software serial killers are constantly appearing in the market. Even though there is an example of Flash. Why? This is because software developers are still struggling to get the release date ahead. There is no punishment for their dangerous (only others) business conduct. This means that software developers have not yet been given a reason to protect their users. Nevertheless, consumers still have no voice. I think that software is something like that, maybe because it’s difficult, and this is the physiology of this floor.
We must be bold to point out poor software quality. No, we have to be upset that we’ve consumed it with the same attitude we’ve told them’it’s okay’. You have to feel responsible for the fact that Flash has been causing problems for such a long time, yet it has survived and is becoming someone’s memory. Flash, who was a cancerous being and a serial killer.
Unless our consumption culture and development culture itself improve, we will face more ghosts of Flash in the future. Numerous companies will suffer unnecessary damage and even go bankrupt, but nonetheless, the developers will not take any responsibility. Consumers will not hold them accountable either. To prevent this situation, you must not adapt to the current market trend. I should be able to tell the developers that it was your fault that my business was dead. That’s how developers can make better software. And that’s how we protect ourselves.