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July 31, 2019 /Security /Technotes /

Adobe Flash and Incognito mode detection blocked using Chrome 76

Problem Statement: Chrome 76 arrives with Flash blocked by default and detecting Incognito mode disabled.

Environment:

  • Adobe Connect hosted
  • Adobe Connect On-Premise

Adobe Flash and Incognito mode detection blocked

  • With Chrome 76, Flash is now blocked by default. Users can still turn it on in settings
  • Chrome 76 also disables one way that websites can detect if you’re using Incognito mode. Some sites use this to stop users from getting around paywalls. Chrome 76 implements the FileSystem API differently so scripts can no longer use it as an indicator.

Steps to Replicate:

If you quit Chrome, your Flash settings won’t be saved. The next time you open Chrome, you’ll have to allow Flash again for any sites you added before.

  1. When you visit a page you trust that has Flash content, click Click to enable Adobe Flash Player.
  2. Click Allow.

The site needs Flash to work

If a website isn’t working, you might need to change your settings to allow Flash.

  1. To the left of the web address, click Lock Lock or Info View site information.
  2. At the bottom, click Site Settings.
  3. In the new tab, to the right of “Flash,” click the Down arrow Down arrow and then Allow.
  4. Go back to the site and reload the page.

Change your Flash settings ( Go into Settings every time you launch Chrome!)

  1. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  4. Click Flash.

OR 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Type chrome://settings/content/flash

Additional Information:

For more details on Chrome 76 refer to the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/30/google-chrome-76/

Useful Tips:

  1. Use the Adobe Connect meeting application (click here for Download_link)
  2. Use the Adobe Connect HTML5 client (requires meeting host to enable for the meeting room)
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