Firefox to block Java, Silverlight, Adobe Reader

In a drive to increase security, Mozilla will begin blocking plugins

By - February 4, 2013
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Mozilla will begin blocking plugins such as Adobe Reader, Java, and Microsoft Silverlight in a move to increase security in its Firefox web browser. The latest version of Adboe Flash will still be allowed by default.

Mozilla explained that this will curb “drive by” malicious software installations through vulnerable plugins.

Firefox will introduce a “click to play” system whereby the user has to click an icon in order to load content.

Users will still be able to permit older versions of the Flash plugin if they choose.

No time frame has been given for the introduction of this feature.

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