Both Software and Hardware have a “life cycle” that is determined by the developer/manufacturer. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, it becomes “end-of-life,” at which point the developer no longer maintains the software and does not issue future security updates.

Since December 31, 2020, Adobe has stopped distributing and supporting Flash. They made that decision based on factors such as the maturity of new standards like HTML5 and technology’s evolvement, new web requirements, and other factors. Most of the major web browsers have already disabled Flash Player.

Chapman University IS&T would like to inform you that we plan to remove Adobe Flash from Chapman-owned devices on August 3. Removal of end-of-life software helps protect our systems from current and future vulnerabilities that may allow attackers to compromise a device by exploiting these flaws.

If you are running any software that requires Flash and has no update, please reach out to us at We also recommend that you remove Adobe Flash from your personal computers: 

To learn more about Adobe’s decision to end its support for Flash, please visit Adobe’s Flash Player EOL General Information Page. For technical assistance, please contact the Service Desk at 714-997-6600 or


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