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Firefox Plans Default Blocking of Browser Plug-Ins

Mozilla has announced that its Firefox Internet browser will soon block all browser plug-ins—except Adobe Flash Player—by default. Mozilla says this will eliminate the exploitation of vulnerabilities that lead to “drive-by” downloads, which cripple unwitting users’ computers when they access an infected website. Hackers are increasingly targeting browser plug-ins such as Flash, Adobe Reader, and Java. Future iterations of Firefox will use the click-to-play approach, which asks users for approval each time they need a plug-in. Mozilla says this will improve browser performance and stability, in addition to adding security. ( Security Blog)

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