Good news for security-conscious users of Apple’s Mac desktop and laptop computers: the next version of the Safari browser will disable Adobe’s Flash by default.
This is one of the new features of the Safari that will come bundled with the macOS Sierra, the upcoming version of the renamed operating system for Macs.
“Safari 10 introduces a major change in the way the browser handles plugins. In short, proprietary plugins like Adobe Flash will be disabled by default when browsing the web,” Apple-oriented site 9to5mac reported.
But Safari will still allow users to enable Flash temporarily on demand.
Otherwise, it will try to run media files using the modern HTML5.
Not using – or at least minimizing – the security-challenged Flash may lead to better performance, power efficiency and security. MC