Mozilla's Firefox starts autoblocking web plugins

Mozilla will add a feature to its Firefox web browser that limits the behaviour of web plugins.

Announced in a Mozilla blog post, Click to Play will "put users in control" according to Mozilla, and wrest the behaviour of their computers out of the hands of other firms and their software.

"Mozilla is changing the way Firefox loads third party plugins such as Flash, Java and Silverlight. This change will help increase Firefox performance and stability, and provide significant security benefits, while at the same time providing more control over plugins to our users," said Michael Coates, director of security assurance at Mozilla.