Sunday, March 31, 2013

Click to Play

With all the reports of vulnerabilities of various browser plugins, e.g. Java and Flash, my interest was piqued when I read Brian Krebs post on "Click to Play."

To turn it on in Chrome, go to Settings and click on "Show advanced settings..." at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to "Privacy" and click on the "Content settings..." In the pop-up window scroll down to "Plug-ins" and check "Click to play." Don't forget to click the "Done" at the bottom.

Seems like they could have made this easier.

When you browse to a site that has content blocked by "Click to Play," an icon will appear on the far right side of the address bar that allows you to add an exception for the current site.

Yeah, but...

Lots of web sites use Flash where you don't even know it.

Like this one.

Let's just say that's not "spouse friendly." I can put up with that but I don't think I'm going to roll it out to the rest of the house.

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