Adobe Flash update knocks out train system in Dalian, China, for 20 hour


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For more than 20 hours, a Chinese railway network was inoperative because its management system was based on Adobe Flash, and they found a curious solution.

It has long been known that Adobe Flash Player would stop working with the arrival of 2021, and therefore browsers, operating systems, and even web pages, addressed the change with time, except for a railway network in China.

And it is that Adobe Flash, that web browser plug-in that was entertaining us but also making us dizzy for so many years on the Internet, said goodbye with the arrival of 2021, positive news to safeguard user safety but which could also end up affecting another type of devices or infrastructures throughout the world.

But the end of Adobe Flash has also meant that the citizens of the Chinese city of Dalian to the north had to suffer many hours of delay to catch their daily train, which curiously continued to work with Adobe Flash, collapsing their computer system on the fateful day where it ended. their support, they report from Apple Daily.

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This caused the end of Adobe Flash to stop the Dalian railway network for 20 hours. Interestingly, the railway technicians were able to get it working again, but no, they did not install another rail management system, instead they installed a pirated version of Adobe Flash to keep it working.

They also installed an older version of the Flash player so that it could work with the new hacked server configuration, thus solving the problem after 20 hours with the trains stopped.

It is curious, because it was already known since 2017 that Flash was going to stop working in 2021, and practically most of the actors have had time to update each of their management systems, except this railway network in China.


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