Not too interesting really as it has been known for years, only now Adobe admits to it. There is a balance here which, like walking a tight rope, has to be executed carefully.
Our computer is not safe either for that matter, and we have seen it with Java which has become less in terms of usability with its rigid policy (no offline gaming a.s.o.). Flash has it's usage and it can be pretty much tamed by the user, trouble is not too many knows how.
They are 'yodelling' about HTML5/XML, sure, but how long will it be before that turns out to be a piece of Swiss cheese just like anything else web-enabled?
The secure alternative has to be asked for before we eagerly dump anything as we can be opening Pandora's box with the next technology we embrace.
In my mind, the sheer number of youtube videos alone will make sure Flash will exist for quite some time still.
The recent downvote in 'gÃ¸ggel' searces for flash-enabled sites is, as I see it, all the craze is about... It is also my clear understanding of the case that this is Adobe, as the captain, trying to jump the sinking ship before the passengers.