Mozilla has decided to disable all plug-ins by default in Firefox, except the latest version of Flash.
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Firefox 14 nightly has added another exciting feature: play plug-in contents only on demand. This feature is already present in Opera and Google Chrome, which blocks execution of all plug-in contents (like Flash) by default.
Adobe has released another update for Flash Player to fix two critical vulnerabilities recently discovered and rated as “Priority 2”. The updated version of Flash Player, v 18.104.22.168, is available for download from Adobe’s website for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris platforms.
Although this review program delays the final release process and several add-on developers had criticized it in past, it seems that the Mozilla volunteers have successfully solved this problem.
Chrome users can now opt for “Click to play” setting for all plug-ins. This feature blocks all plug-in contents by default, and users have choice to load content on demand.
Opera Software has released 64-bit builds of upcoming major release, the Opera 12. Opera has also implemented out-of-process plug-ins mechanisms to improve stability and performance.
Internet Explorer developers believe that the plug-ins are restricting users from getting the best browsing experience over the web, and explain how webmasters can take advantage of HTML5.