Posts Tagged ‘hack’
For the last couple of months my copy of Microsoft Office 2003 had become corrupted, naturally the OEM vendor’s solution was to use the disk provided and just overwrite the whole installation. This machine is my primary machine and although I don’t use Office very often, preferring Google Docs, I do use it.
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.