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    News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    Move should improve browser security and stability.
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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    I've not looked closely, but on the surface, blooming good move.

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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    I'll wait on full judgement but working with the internet just seems to be getting harder and harder...

    first we get the 'eu cookie rubbish' which we had to click on,
    google analytics is pretty much pointless now due to them 'hiding keywords' except for the paid adverts...
    now we've got extra clicks in firefox...except in flash which is the worst culprit in my experience lol

    At this rate we'll have to click yes to view a webpage..

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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    The only problem is that the biggest source of browser plugin related crashes IMHO is Flash. The one enabled by default. At least in recent times it's usually Flash that crashes without pulling the browser down with it too.

    I can understand why this is a good security move in general but there's a reason why there are so many Flash blockers produced.

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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    So it's just noscript, but it doesn't block the things that everyone uses noscript for?

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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    Did Java require confirmation before? If not, then it's worth it just for that, given the number of Java issues and viruses cropping up constantly.

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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by badsyntax View Post
    The only problem is that the biggest source of browser plugin related crashes IMHO is Flash. The one enabled by default. At least in recent times it's usually Flash that crashes without pulling the browser down with it too.

    I can understand why this is a good security move in general but there's a reason why there are so many Flash blockers produced.
    My thoughts exactly. And the more hostile browsers start treating flash, the more motivated websites will be to stop requiring it. And that can only be a good thing.
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    Re: News - Firefox 26 blocks plugin content loading by default, except Flash

    Endless security fixes is of no use, if the browser is slow an dis a resource hogger

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