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Java (and some other plugins) disabled by default on Chrome 42

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lincher, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. lincher

    lincher Junior Member

    Jun 29, 2013
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    Article: http://arstechnica.com/information-...ushing-java-off-the-web-by-disabling-plugins/

    "Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI ("Netscape Plugin API") to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default."

    I started looking about this issue when I tried accessing several Java based applications and was unable to do so because of some weird errors, like Java plugin doesn't even exist.

    I guess the time when I completely switch to Firefox is coming soon.

    Here is how to enable it for now:

    "The company suggests that developers who were using NPAPI either use Web standards instead—the once Silverlight-dependent Netflix, for example, now uses Encrypted Media Extensions in conjunction with HTML5 video—or Google's own proprietary extension systems, such as the NaCl Native client."
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2015