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Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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We have some manufacturing equipment that is still running in a protected Windows 7 environment that still requires Flash, and in part due to COVID will need to for another 6 months.  We have discovered that there are multiple versions of Flash in the environment. (5 years to less than 3 monts old) in this environment.  

It is critical for these systems to remain operational and need to know:

1. What version of Flash was the "Time Bomb" placed into the code?

2. If we remove the "Tim Bomb" Version and load an older version will it be "protected" from the Jan 12th "Time Bomb?"

 

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Adobe Employee , Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
Please visit our Enterprise FAQ and review the section on "Enterprise Enablement Support".  We do not recommend downgrading to older versions due to security vulnerabilities.   https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Is this a "Secret" or is there a reason this information can not be provided publically?  Manfacturing IT has to continue to support Legacy software and hardware "at all costs" in some cases.  Leveraging the older versions, while may be 'insecure' have security issues mitigate in other ways. 

Do we need to go through our Sales Representative to get this information? Please provide some assistance here...

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Please visit our Enterprise FAQ and review the section on "Enterprise Enablement Support".  We do not recommend downgrading to older versions due to security vulnerabilities.

 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

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Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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I am not asking for Adobe's recomendation on how we manage our corporate security.

 

Please anser the question:

#1 - What version of Flash Player was the "Time Bomb" placed in

#2 - If we were to roll back to older versions prior to Jan 12th will flash still be enabled on our older Windows 7 systems.

 

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