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Submission + - Firefox Plug-in Check Lends Rivals Security Hand (computerworld.com)

CWmike writes: Mozilla launched a Web-based tool that lets users of rival browsers to determine whether important add-ons may be vulnerable to attack. An extension of plug-in checking that Mozilla began adding to Firefox 3 last year — was originally slated for a late March debut, the 'Plugin Check' tool lets users of Apple's Safari 4, Google's Chrome 4 and Opera Software's Opera 10.5 scan their browsers for outdated plug-ins such as Apple's QuickTime or Adobe's Flash and Reader that are frequently targeted by hackers. Mozilla also made a plea for help from plug-in makers: 'If you're a plug-in vendor, we need your help! ... The directory is currently in alpha stages, and we need vendors to let us know as new versions come out, and old versions become dangerous.'
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