Since Steve Jobs blamed Flash for breaking his perfect operating system, the world has been a little hard on Flash. It has been gradually downgrading it and replacing it with HTML 5.
However according to GeoEdge, an ad scanning vendor, Flash has been wrongly accused as the root cause of today’s malvertising campaigns, and switching to HTML5 ads won’t safeguard users from attacks.
The problems are in the platforms and advertising standards themselves and not Flash.
For many years, Adobe has been slow to patch vulnerablities but things changed recently after browser vendors threatened to have the plugin disabled for most of their users. But this has come too late.
But according to GeoEdge Malvertisers don’t care if ad is Flash or HTML5 they rely on standards used to build the advertising network’s infrastructure, regardless if they deliver static or video ads.