Mozilla has introduced a service that checks plugins for the Internet
Explorer, Chrome, Opera, and Safari browsers to make sure they don't contain
known bugs or security vulnerabilities.
The page builds off a feature rolled out last year that checked only for
out-of-date plugins for Firefox. At the moment, the service offers limited
coverage for Internet Explorer extensions, but Mozilla says it plans to offer
full coverage eventually.
"We believe that plugin safety is an issue for the web as a whole, so while
our initial efforts focused on building a page that would work for Firefox users,
the team has since expanded plugin check coverage to work with Safari 4, Chrome
4, and Opera 10.5," Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's Director of Firefox