Thursday, May 25, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Race With Process Roadmap Down to 4nm
Western Digital Raises its Offer For Toshiba's Memory Business: report
Sony Releases Second-Generation Generation of Digital Paper
DJI Spark Drone Takes Off From Your Hand
Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1 With More Than 100 Games
Intel to Integrate Thunderbolt 3 into Future CPUs
Hackers Expose Galaxy S8's Iris Scanner Security, Samsung Investigates Issue
Samsung Gear 360 Availabile In-Stores For $230
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > IE To b...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
IE To block Outdated Java Plug-ins


Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser will soon start blocking out-of-date Java ActiveX controls.

The company said that IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11 on Windows 7, as well as IE10 and IE11 on Windows 8's classic desktop, will be refreshed next Tuesday. The updated browser will then display a notification when a website tries to load an outmoded ActiveX control.

Initially, IE will only block outdated versions of Java.

"It's very important that you keep your ActiveX controls up-to-date because malicious or compromised Web pages can target security flaws in outdated controls to collect information, install dangerous software, or let someone else control your computer remotely," Fred Pullen, a senior product manager for IE, and Jasika Bawa, a program manager from Microsoft's security team, said in the Wednesday blog.

When IE encounters an obsolete Java ActiveX control, the warning will let users choose between ignoring the alert, thus running the control, or updating the Java plug-in. Clicking on the "Update" button will direct the browser to the control vendor's website to download the newest version.

IT administrators will have several new Group Policy settings to manage IE on workers' PCs, including one that turns off the warning altogether and another that deletes the "Run this time" button and so prevents employees from overriding the notification.

IE will block all but the current versions of Java. For Java 8, that means a warning will appear if the browser's running any version except for Java SE 8 Update 11, which Oracle released in mid-July.

Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox all have implemented some form of blocking of old, and potentially less-secure plug-ins.




Previous
Next
Samsung To Release New Gear Solo Wristwatch Phone        All News        Intel Offers Software Kits For Designers Of Wearable Devices
Samsung To Release New Gear Solo Wristwatch Phone     General Computing News      Intel Offers Software Kits For Designers Of Wearable Devices

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu Invest in China-based FDX FD-SOI Design Centers
Google Dedicates Second Day of Google I/O on Daydream, Tango, and Developer tools for VR and AR
Google I/O: Google Digital Assistant Coming to iPhone, Android O, Android Go, New TPU and VR
Samsung's Gear VR to Retain Lead in 2017 as Google's Daydream Platform Emerges
LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 Bridges Delivers Massive Capacity
Alliance Storage Technologies Announces NETArchive version 2.0
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Invests For Capacity Growth In The US, Germany, China and Singapore
The ZTE Axon 7 Gets Daydream VR Compatibility
Microsoft's Web Bowsers Loose Share, Chrome Continues To March
CES: Nvidia Announces New SHIELD TV, GeForce NOW service, AI Car Projects
LaCie Upgrades The d2 and Rugged Drives
KAIST Sues Samsung, Qualcomm And Globalfoundries Over FinFET Patent Infringement

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .