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Add-on Compatibility Updates, Firefox 20 and above

This post is just a mixed bag of add-on compatibility issues that developers should be aware of, most of which will be included in future compatibility updates in this blog, but are worth giving a heads up in advance. Asynchronous Places [21] A large number of Places APIs will be removed in Firefox 21, as… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Java 7 Update 7 Blocked

Jata 7 Update 7 is vulnerable to a critical security bug that could lead attackers to compromise the user’s system through the Java plugin. The vulnerability is currently being exploited, and is a serious risk to users. To mitigate this risk, we have added Java 7 Update 7 to the add-on blocklist. Update 6 and… Continue reading

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Java 7 Update Notification Now Live

A serious Java vulnerability was made public earlier this week, which is being actively exploited by attackers. Oracle released an update that fixed this vulnerability today, so we are now moving ahead to encourage all users to move to this new version. We have enabled an update notification that will show up every time a… Continue reading

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New Java Blocklist

The June 2012 update to the Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) included a patch to correct a critical vulnerability that can permit the loading of arbitrary code on an end-user’s computer. This vulnerability—present in the older versions of the JDK and JRE—is actively being exploited, and is a potential risk to… Continue reading

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Update on Java Blocklist

We blocklisted the Java plugin yesterday, and there are 2 major updates that you should know about. Firstly, Apple has released a security update that fixes the security vulnerability in Java. All Mac OS X users should run Software Update and update their Java software as soon as possible. It should be noted that we… Continue reading

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