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    Firefox to block Java, Adobe Reader (PDF) and Silverlight by default

    You will have to 'click to play' like many of us run Flash.

    But that for me is the killer, which one is missing... Flash.

    I also find it funny that no mention of blocking Javascript!

    But lastly silverlight..... Why silverlight? It's not really bad
    http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabil...lverlight.html
    When you consider how many FireFox has had:
    http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabil...a-Firefox.html

    I think FireFox team has missed a trick here. They could have automatic click to unblock for any un-patched or out of date version of any plugin.

    Instead this looks just shifty.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    FF18 has been a complete pain for me. Many Java sites just do not work (including Netscaler VPX administration).
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    Re: Firefox to block Java, Adobe Reader (PDF) and Silverlight by default

    There's always the good old NoScript extension for more precise control over what is blocked.
    Last edited by very deli reef; 31-01-2013 at 03:54 PM.

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    Re: Firefox to block Java, Adobe Reader (PDF) and Silverlight by default

    Click to run on plugins is great. Love it. Really, I actually do. Yes I get ugly grey squares on websites with flash but it saves a lot of CPU cycles for things that really don't need to be so 'flashy'. On Chrome though so can't comment on the Firefox bit, can't say I have Adobe Reader or Silverlight installed on any machine either...

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    Re: Firefox to block Java, Adobe Reader (PDF) and Silverlight by default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Click to run on plugins is great. Love it
    So do I!

    I'm just saying, what the hell are they doing applying it so wrong. One of the most dangerous plugins is not blocked, yet one of the safest is.

    The safety of silverlight when compared to FireFox is very good. For every security flaw in silverlight there has been almost 100 in Firefox.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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