Internet Explorer will block outdated plug-ins

Aug

7

2014

As of August 12 is Internet Explorer blocking outdated versions of plug-ins. Initially, this involves just for older versions of Java. Outdated plug-ins are often used by attackers to install malware.

If users are running an outdated version of Java and a web site that uses java, get them from August 12, a warning, and the plug-in automatically locked; which coincides with the update for Windows 8.1, but it only IE11. The blockade also applies to older versions of Microsoft’s browser, and so on older operating systems.

If desired, a user may choose to still rotate. The plug-in Initially it just goes to older versions of Java, but Microsoft wants to outdated versions of other browser plug-ins blocking.

Microsoft updates the list of outdated plug-ins automatically outside of Windows Update. Firefox and Chrome block already been outdated java versions. According to Microsoft focuses a large part of the malware attacks on the Internet on java – last year was that every month between 84.6 and 98.5 percent. Attackers use holes in the outdated plug-ins to install malware instance by ad networks infect .

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