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Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking.

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Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking.

Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking.

I use Firefox as my browser and I have deleted Adobe Flash Player from my computer.

However, today Xfinity asked me to download Flash to view TV on my computer.

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Re: Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking


grivers2 wrote:

Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking.

I use Firefox as my browser and I have deleted Adobe Flash Player from my computer.

However, today Xfinity asked me to download Flash to view TV on my computer.


Yep, kind of strange that comcast's new technology requires flash that is almost dead.

 

If you haven't seen the new site yet you can see all the changes here:

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Xfinity-TV-Website/Announcement-and-feedback-thread-TV-Go-is-now-part-o...

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Re: Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking

The XFINITY TV portal is build using HTML5. However, Flash is required for by our digital rights management (DRM) platform to protect content as required by content licensing deals with programmers. Comcast is working on solutions that don't require Flash which will replace the existing system when available. 




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Re: Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking

Thank you for the reply.

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Re: Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking

any news on when this will happen, playback is almost impossible because flash crashes constantly.

i end up angry and frustrated.

how can xfinity say you are moving forward when you are using such backward technology?

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Re: Why do I need to download Adobe Flash Player? I was told it is unsecure and vunerable to hacking


ComcastDan wrote:

The XFINITY TV portal is build using HTML5. However, Flash is required for by our digital rights management (DRM) platform to protect content as required by content licensing deals with programmers. Comcast is working on solutions that don't require Flash which will replace the existing system when available. 


Is there a particular reason they are not using the DRM from the prior vesion of the website, that did not require Flash? You know, the site that had lots of features that customers actually wanted and used?