Firefox Adds Outdated Java Plugin Versions to Blocklist



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Unfortunately they're also blocking NEWER, ie beta, versions of Java, which presumably are as up-to-date, security-wise, as JRE 7u3. So if you're running JRE 8, it will be blocked.

Stupid. It reminds me of web pages whose flash version-check is so crude that it throws up a "you're running an outdated version of Flash" even though you're actually running a cutting-edge beta build.



While I personally think this is good, it's wreaking havoc at my company. Some users clicked okay to this, and now they can't get full access to one of our key programs that (I suspect) hasn't been approved for the most recent Java yet.

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