black/whitelist and/or prompt before loading plugins

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 94035

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 94035
14 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: kmag, Assigned: Blake Ross)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0

There should be security options for loading plugins. Users should have the
ability to restrict which sites can load plugins. This is for the sake of
security and usibility. If we don't trust a site, we should not allow it the
possibility of exploiting a bug we don't know about in a plugin. Also, we should
not allow sites to run resource consuming plugins for irritating ads. Further,
as unstable plugins currently have the ability to crash a browser, the only way
to prevent it is by not using them at all, instead of limiting their use to
certain circumstances. 
For instance, I can't use the flash plugin at all because of the prevalance of
flash ads. There is the possibility of my browser crashing for nearly any site I
visit.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
N/A
We've talked about possibly doing something like this in 1.1 so it may be a
dupe, but confirming until I find one.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 94035 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1?
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