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In an effort to make maximize Firefox’s security, Mozilla has announced its plan to block all 3rd party plugins from loading by default with one exception being the latest version of Adobe Flash.
This includes Microsoft’s Silverlight and Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, even if they run the latest version of a said plugin. Ironically, Flash is known to be far less secure than the Silverlight so it looks like Mozilla is choosing popularity over security.
In case of the blocked plugins, Firefox will use a “Click to Play” mechanism, which will require user interaction before it is loaded, however, when it comes to the outdated version of Adobe’s Flash, Mozilla will reportedly suggest you to update it to the latest stable version.
In our opinion, Java must be disabled by default while Silverlight and Acrobat Reader plugins should be blocked only if there is a newer version floating around. What do you think?
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