Mozilla Blocks Java Plugin: Add-on not secure

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Mozilla, the open source makers of the Firefox web browser, recently added some popular browser extensions or add-ons to its Blocklist. Most notable on the list was the Java Deployment Toolkit (see below).

Mozilla issued the security fix to disable or remove the add-on from all Firefox of its products.

The more commonly known add-ons on Mozilla’s blocklist include:

  • Java Deployment Toolkit, versions 6.0.200.0 and older.
  • Apple QuickTime Plugin, v7.1.*, for all Firefox 3 versions on Windows.
  • AVG SafeSearch, versions older than 8.5, for all applications.
  • Skype extension, versions older than 3.3.0.3971, for all versions of Firefox.

But what’s an add-on? an add-on is a browser extension, a computer program that extends the functionality of a web browser in some way. There are some great extensions, add-ons that enable you to do many tasks and functions right from within your browser.

firefox logo Firefox is the popular open source web browser from Mozilla. It is second most popular web browser to Internet Explorer.

This security fix is the second part of an internal initiative, its Lorentz project, as Mozilla’s seeks to remodel its Firefox architecture to take better control of its plug-ins.

Mozilla’s Blocklist (aka: Blacklist)

The Blocklist is a list of add-ons identified by Mozilla that should no longer
be used with Mozilla products like Firefox due to security or instability issues.

See the full list of Mozilla add-ons on the blocklist, click here.

Learn more

Get the latest information about Mozilla and Firefox here.
You can also download the Firefox web browser here.

—-Update —-
Check your Firefox plugin status at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/.
To learn how to disable a plugin go here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/#firefox-helps
Learn about your Firefox Add-ons Security at http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/category/security/.
Get new addons at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/.

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1 Response to “Mozilla Blocks Java Plugin: Add-on not secure”


  1. 1 Luiz Alexandre May 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

    How i remove this Add-ons blocked?


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