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IE To Block Outdated Silverlight Plug-ins Next Month

 

 

Microsoft provided some news today about its Internet Explorer ActiveX blocking feature, including future support for blocking outdated Silverlight plug-ins.

ActiveX blocking is an IE security feature in that took effect on Sept. 9. It’s been limited, so far, to acting on outdated Oracle Java ActiveX installations in IE. Users of the IE browser get a warning message that the old Java ActiveX control was blocked. They can then choose to either update the ActiveX control or run the control that was blocked (something that’s not recommended by Microsoft). The problem with running outdated ActiveX controls is that they can be subject to malware exploits.

Many organizations may be just starting to get their feet wet with using the ActiveX blocking feature, but Microsoft is gradually expanding its scope. For instance, ActiveX blocking will be expanded to block outdated Silverlight plug-ins, starting on Nov. 11, 2014, Microsoft announced today. Silverlight is a browser plug-in that enables multimedia content on browsers. The ActiveX blocking feature will alert an IE browser user if they are running Silverlight plug-ins older than version 5.1.30514.0.

By Kurt Mackie

Internet Explorer 11 developer preview launches

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he Internet Explorer 11 developer preview is now available for Windows 7 users to download.

Microsoft has promised the web browser will offer “faster, more responsive browsing”, improved performance, faster page load times, the best web experience across Windows devices and screen sizes, new standard support for next-generation sites and revised F12 developer tools.

Internet Explorer 11 (or IE11) lets developers build content that will eventually be available to over 600 million Windows users, says Microsoft.

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Ready or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7

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Get ready for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 – it’s coming sooner than you might expect and faster than Microsoft had planned.

Microsoft’s IE team has accelerated its ship date for IE10 on Windows 7 and is now targeting “end of February/beginning of March”, sources tell The Reg.

According to the insiders, the IE unit had previously been planning to release the newest Microsoft browser at the end of March.

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