Mozilla Adds Firefox Plug-in Crash Protection
In Firefox 3.6.4, Mozilla has included protections to keep crashes caused by third-party plug-ins from disrupting the user's browsing experience. Right now, this feature is only available for Windows and Linux users.Mozilla's Firefox security update June 22 brought more than just a bevy of patches for the Web browser. It also brought new protections against crashes caused by plug-ins. In Firefox 3.6.4 for Windows and Linux, if a plug-in crashes or freezes, the browser will continue running while portions of the Websites controlled by the plug-in will be disabled.
"Results from our beta testing show Firefox 3.6.4 will significantly reduce the number of Firefox crashes experienced by users who are watching online videos or playing games," blogged Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox. "When a plug-in crashes or freezes while using Firefox, users can enjoy uninterrupted browsing by simply refreshing the page."