Posts Tagged ‘silverlight’

Flash Tops the Exploit Kits Chart in 2016 Again

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

This is the reason why so many browsers and websites are abandoning Flash in favor of HTML5.

If you needed another reason not to use Flash anymore, a new security report by Recorded Future may convince you to consider this at the very least. The company analyzed 141 exploits kits that were available between November 16, 2015 and November 15, 2016. The main takeaway of the research study is that Adobe Flash vulnerabilities made up six of the top ten chart spots.

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Avoid Third-Party Sponsor Deals during Java Installation or Upgrade

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

This kind of goes without saying … but it also bears repeating.

The guide offers three methods to disable sponsored offers during the installation or upgrade of Java on machines running the Windows operating system. Sun Oracle’s Java is widely used both on the Internet and also locally on computer systems. While it is still being used on the Internet, modern browsers such as Chrome or Firefox will or already have removed plugin support for Java preventing users of the browser to access content on the Internet that requires the plugin.

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Mozilla Announces the End of NPAPI Plugins in Firefox

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

If you use the Silverlight or Java plugins with Firefox, you’re gonna need to find a different solution pretty soon …

Mozilla just announced an updated roadmap for the removal of NPAPI plugin support in Firefox and Firefox ESR. According to information posted by Benjamin Smedberg on the official Mozilla blog, plans are underway to remove NPAPI support by the end of 2016. There is one exception to the rule and that is Adobe Flash. While support for all other NPAPI plugins is being removed in Firefox at the end of 2016, support for Adobe Flash remains available after that date.

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Chrome 45 Launches without NPAPI Plugin Support

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

In an ideal world, the folks at Google would be bright enough to find a way to update their product without removing existing capabilities.

Google Chrome users who rely on functionality that NPAPI plugins provide won’t be able to make use of it anymore with the release of Chrome 45. NPAPI-only plugins such as Java or Silverlight are used throughout the web and while their use is declining, there are numerous applications and services that make use of either one or another plugin. Google announced back in 2014 that it would retire NPAPI plugin support in all versions of Chrome from January 2015 on.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for August 2015

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Another month, another Microsoft patch day …

This is the Microsoft patch overview for August, 2015.  It reviews all security and non-security patches that the company has made available for its Windows operating system and other company products. The overview provides you with details and links to all patch notes and knowledge base articles that provide additional information about each update. It begins with an executive summary listing the most important information about this month’s patch day.

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Chrome 42 Blocks Java, Silverlight and other Plugins by Default Now

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

If Chrome is behaving differently today, this might explain why …

Google pushed out an update to the stable channel of its browser Chrome yesterday that brought the version of the browser to 42. With it comes the second phase of a major change in regards to how plugins are handled by the browser.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2014 Overview

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month’s patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight. Two of the bulletins have received an aggregate severity rating of critical, which means that at least one Microsoft product is affected this way. Other products may be affected in the same way, not as critical, or not at all.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for October 2013 Overview

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

If you’re curious as to why your PC rebooted itself last night, this probably explains it …

Microsoft has released a new set of updates and patches for its software product a couple of seconds ago. The company releases security updates in one go on every second Tuesday of the month, and only breaks that habit for critical security vulnerabilities that are exploited in the wild. Today eight bulletins have been published by the company that fix security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Server Software, the Microsoft .Net Framework, and Microsoft Silverlight.

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Docs Gets Improvements, Pushes Silverlight

Friday, October 15th, 2010

This sounds like a useful service … and/or a good way for Microsoft to increase the user base for its Silverlight product …

Docs.com is an online document management, creation and publication tool that is closely tied to Microsoft and Facebook. Without going into to much detail, Facebook users can use the service to read, create or edit their Word, PowerPoint or Excel documents. Close ties to Facebook make it possible to share documents with Facebook friends, and use the Facebook login to create a Docs account.

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