So a Browser vendor can detect if you have vulnerable browser plug-in… what's next?
Mozilla reported this about Flash Player:
- The vast majority of people have an out of date version. One study claims 80% and mozilla.com’s own traffic stats show about 75% of visitors on a non current version.
- In one week, 10,000,000 people have clicked on the “flash update” link
That's very good news but what's next? Well, I hope ALL browser vendors will do the same. Extra work for them but it'll help the people especially those who do not care about updating their software at all. See discussion on such in CoU Forums.
E-mail and Browser are the popular applications… it'll be great if the software vendors of the popular applications in providing extra work (beyond what their product is meant to do). Your browser and email client allows installation of plug-in and add-on. Detect the bad ones and detect the out-dated too. That is the next thing we want to see.