Fully Scriptable Plug-ins for Mozilla
Thursday July 18th, 2002
Yesterday, the Netscape Tech Evangelism Team made a posting to netscape.public.mozilla.plugins announcing that the latest versions of Macromedia Flash and Apple QuickTime are scriptable in Mozilla. Read the full article for more details.
Thanks to Asa for the news.
#14 Re: question about xpcom
Friday July 19th, 2002 3:30 AM
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I don't think there is a great deal of security, but there are fewer XPCOM-enabled plugins. Windows comes with a great many ActiveX/OLE controls, some of which have had security holes and some of which are not really intended for use in Web pages (but can be...).
So in summary, Mozilla's system may be less secure in principle (no code signing, no control over plugin scripting), but in practice there is a much smaller risk.