Running out-of-date browser plugins can put users at risk on the Web. Mozilla, which already offers a plugin checker for its own open source Firefox browser, is now extending the service to rival products.
Mozilla’s plugin checker now works on select add-ons on certain versions of Opera, Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
eSecurity Planet takes a look at Mozilla’s new plugin checker, and discovers what could be a limitation to the free tool.
Mozilla, an open source organization whose Firefox Web browser operates in a highly competitive market, is extending a security service for plugin checking to users of rival browsers.
The technology now also works for Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Safari 4, Opera 10.5 and Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chrome 4, as well as Internet Explorer 7 and 8. The plugin checker provides users with a service that helps to identify whether the plugins on their systems are up-to-date.