After installing the latest edition of Firefox users, if necessary, receive an alert about the need to update Flash to the following (or similar) stating: "You should update the Adobe Flash plug-in. Firefox is updated, but the current version of Flash can cause problems with security and stability. immediately install the free update. " Window with this information will also include a link to the page with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
Johnathan Nightingale of the Firefox security team at Mozilla, the blog explains: "For the moment, we focus on the Adobe Flash Player because of its popularity, and the results of some studies showing that up to 80% of users using an outdated version. " Nightingale indicated by the survey in August, a report by the New York firm Trusteer - its employees found that among the 2.5 million. computers scanned in the company's security services only every fifth system, there is the most recent instance of Adobe plug-ins.
Flash is only the first plugin that Firefox has to identify. Mozilla promises to cooperate with other manufacturers (including Apple, Microsoft and Sun) that the new feature also included plug-ins supplied by these companies (Apple QuickTime, Shockwave and Adobe Reader, Microsoft Silverlight and Sun's Java).
Firefox 3.6, the final edition is planned for November this year. Is to check the current plug-ins via the same mechanism that currently is used to check the news installed in your browser add-ons and extensions. Browser will also alert you of outdated plugins when you start and when the surfer visits a web page that requires older version of the plug-in.
Adobe Flash is often used by cyber criminals to launch attacks on Internet computers. Only this year, Adobe vulnerabilities in Flash flew twice - in February and July. Not surprisingly, that described the decision met with Mozilla welcomed by security experts.