Move from Flash to HTML5

The Mint charting platform should begin migrating any flash player code to HTML5. 

Flash has a long history of security vulnerabilities and is will not be supported long term by the majority of browsers. Adobe themselves do not endorse flash technology anymore and do not support there project on mobile devices and Linux computers. 

In order to keep the Mint platform secure and up to date with current web technology, the flash plugin parts should be replaced with equivalent HTML5 displays. This would be for the benefit of all of Mint's users. 

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I agree 100%. Even though Mint argues that their website is very secure, there is no getting around the fact that numerous security experts recommend against installing Flash now. Not only are there documented vulnerabilities, but it massively slows down your computer. Every major tech company is recommending against installing it, and even Adobe has said they are working on phasing Flash out.

So regardless if Mint thinks it's secure, why would they want to continue to support an outdated platform? 

When you are in the business of asking people to give you their financial log in information, you should be ahead of the curve in using the best options available today, not the best option available 5 years ago. Nearly everyone now recommends a native solution that does not require 3rd party plug in installations, such as HTML5. 

Some banks like USAA are now even blocking Mint from synchronizing with their websites because of these outdated technologies that Mint still relies on. Shouldn't that be a wake up call that it's time to change?

I have little faith in continuing to trust a company with my financial log in credentials when they continue to ignore every other tech expert's recommendations on Flash. 

Time to look elsewhere until Mint can catch up with the rest of the world. 

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