enhance the functionality available in the browser and especially so for multimedia content; examples are Adobe Flash, Java Runtime Engine and Applets, and Microsoft Silverlight.
SendThisFile is compatible with all major download accelerator software, including web browser plug-ins
Blackhole is sold on the underground market and comes packed with a variety of exploits for known vulnerabilities in browser plug-ins
such as Java, Adobe Reader and Flash Player.
Outdated plug-ins continue to be a ripe attack vector - Users are slow to update browser plug-ins
and attackers know it, as witnessed by the Flashback Trojan, which infected over 650,000 Macs leveraging a Java vulnerability.
Research carried out by G Data SecurityLabs indicates that unclosed security holes in browser plug-ins
are very much in fashion with bands of cyber criminals.
The new browser also ushers in the introduction of brand new Internet technology called WebGL, that will allow complex 3D graphics to be used on normal web pages, without the need for specially adapted browser plug-ins
like Flash or Java.
In addition, the browser segregates browser plug-ins
into separate processes, to better protect against certain types of crashes, and includes native support for HTML5.
Seal-in-Search is enabled by browser plug-ins
that detect VeriSign trusted links in popular search engines and also by partnerships with comparison shopping, listings and other web sites.
Hosted business Voice over IP provider M5 Networks Inc announced on Tuesday the debut of M5Connect for IE (Internet Explorer) and M5Connect for Firefox, two browser plug-ins
for its hosted Call Conductor VoIP smart business phone platform.