OREANDA-NEWS. June 22, 2016. Apple continues to clash with Flash.

On Tuesday, the iPhone maker said on a support page that it would once again start blocking outdated and potentially vulnerable versions of Adobe's Flash plug-in. Any Safari users with an older version of Flash will get a message saying it is out of date. They will also be prompted to download the latest version.

On June 14, Adobe issued a security advisory that warned people the then-current version of Flash "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." By June 16, Adobe had resolved the latest problem by issuing a new version of Flash to address the flaws.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

Adobe Flash has long been a necessary, if ill-behaved, tool for web browsers. For years, the plug-in has been slammed for its constant security flaws and performance issues. Yet it's still used by many web developers to offer games and streaming media over the internet. Apple has banned Flash it from its iOS software, which powers the company's mobile devices. Fellow browser makers Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have also tried to limit or block its use.