Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mozilla service checks your plugins for security problems

Mozilla (the folks behind the Firefox browser) have a nifty service that does a security check up on the plugins you have installed in the browser:

Mozilla has introduced a service that checks Firefox browser plugins to make sure they don't have known security vulnerabilities or incompatibilities.

The service debuted on Tuesday with this page, which checks 15 plugins to make sure they're the most recent versions. Over time, Mozilla developers plan to scan additional addons, and they also plan to embed a feature into version 3.6 of the open-source browser that will automatically indicate which plugins used on a current page are out of date.

This is very cool. Take a quick ride on the security side (and watch out for that Flash player plugin - it bites).

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