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YouTube to end-of-life IE6 support March 13 #youtube #ie

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I use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 to run Adobe Flash, in a sandbox, it’s they only place that I run Flash. (If I’m going to be unsafe, I might as well be really exposed.) Today I saw for the first time during a slow load that they are dropping support for IE6.

On March 13, we are dropping support for your browser.

YouTube's message regarding IE6.

Mentioned previously on TechCrunch: YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye (14 July 2009)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

FireFox Hacks For Flash #hacks

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It always annoys me that when I arrive at a page I get the message:

Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.

I don’t want to run Adobe’s Flash in my current context, I would actually prefer to not run it at all. Even Microsoft agrees that Don’t blame us, blame the browser add-ons.

Eric Lawrence Security Program Manager on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team argued on a Black Hat webcast about Clickjacking that Microsoft is not to blame. […] “One of the things we’ve seen in the last two years is that attackers aren’t even going after the browser itself anymore. The browser is becoming a harder target and there are many more browsers,” Lawrence said. “So attackers are targeting add-ons.”

So how did I disable the stupid warning? In FireFox’s about:config I changed the plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin entry from false to true, now I decide when I see a legoblock whether I want that to work or not.

plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin true

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 27, 2008 at 10:28 am

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