Mozilla Expands on Plugin Protection Plans

September 5, 2009 – 11:40 AM

Mozilla has expanded on the plans they acknowledged yesterday to check the version of Flash you are running to make sure that it’s not outdated.

In a comment in that same blog, in response to a question I asked, Mozilla’s Director of Evangelism Christopher Blizzard added a few more points:

  • They will have a regular page where you can go to check the state of other plugins. This will happen some time this month.
  • Firefox 3.6 will check for newer versions of plugins just as current versions check for newer versions of Firefox and extensions. If it sees one that’s out of date you’ll be sent to the appropriate page to update.
  • They’re going to try to get the plugin service that they currently use for installations to upgrade plugins as well.
  • They’re considering using Adobe’s Express Install system, which can update flash from the flash plugin without having to use a separate installer.


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