Google will soon be releasing a version of its Chrome browser that will automatically block insecure plug-ins from running. In an attempt to secure attacks using bugs and exploits from malicious websites.
The ability for users to be able to install browser plug-ins makes it hard for users to keep their systems fully patched and secure.
The Google Chrome browser has one of the most advanced sandbox designs of all browsers that stops attacks by running individual windows and plug-ins in a separate process with limited access to the operating system kernel.
Mozilla has recently addressed this problem by notifying users who run out-of-date add-ons but Google is going one step further by blocking them altogether.
The Google security team has said that the feature will be implemented ‘medium term’ and will also help users find updates for the plug-ins it thinks are out-of-date.
Via The Register
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