Posts Tagged ‘Netscape’

Plug-in Blocked Notifications in Google Chrome

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

If you’ve noticed that some of your plug-ins aren’t working in Chrome today, this might explain why …

Google pushed out an update today for its Chrome web browser that brings the version to the version of the web browser to 40 on the stable channel. Most Chrome users should have received the update by now automatically as the browser is configured by default to update silently in the background whenever a new version is picked up it.

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Google to Ban All NPAPI Browser Plug-Ins in Chrome in 2014

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Looks like Google is doing a bit of house-cleaning …

Plugins are one of the main sources for browser stability and security issues. This is especially true for plugins that are installed on nearly every computer system out there, such as Adobe Flash or Java. The plugin system, the Netscape Plug-In API (or NPAPI) has been designed with good intentions and at a time where browser extensions and things such as HTML5 were not even on the radar yet.

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