Are you really tired of the unexpected crash issues that happen with your Mozilla Firefox browser? Well, not anymore because Mozilla Firefox has now decided that they would block all browser plug-ins that will allow them to keep their browser stable in the future. The company made a global announcement claiming that as per their research majority of the crashes happen because of third party plug-ins that make their browser unstable.
Although this sounds like good news to the users it will affect many developers in the future that have been developing third party plug-ins for the browser. Mozilla’s Director of Security Assurance Michael Coates has made a statement that one of the most common exploitation vectors against users is drive-by exploitation for vulnerable plug-ins. They have done their research and they believe that by blocking all third party plug-ins they will be able to offer better browser experience to the users.
Mozilla Firefox also said that they will only allow Adobe Flash Player plug-in which will be by default. Coates also said that poorly designed third party plug-ins have already impacted their reputation and can severely damage the user experience which is not good for the future of the company. This move will actually cut down the number of browser exploits and offer Mozilla Firefox users a relief from unexpected crashes.
Coates also mentioned that the blockage of all third party plug-ins will also improve the performance of the browser as users will have more control over the plug-ins they would like to use. Instead of running all the plug-ins automatically, Firefox will ask users to approve the plug-in they need with the Click to Play option. Mozilla Firefox said that this will allow users a better browsing environment where they can choose and adjust their settings in the browser as per their convenience.