This report displays usage data for the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. The report is broken down by the version of Microsoft Silverlight
that is supported. This is very important information for web developers and designers to consider when implementing Silverlight
on web sites. This is due to the fact that there are discrepancies between support for various things like video, audio and other functionality
between the different versions of Silverlight. We only list versions that have amassed at least
0.1% of the market share during the selected time period.
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Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features such as animation, vector graphics and audio-video playback that characterise rich Internet applications. Version 2.0, released October 2008, brings additional interactivity features and support for .NET languages and development tools. It is compatible with multiple web browser products used on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Mobile devices, starting with Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian (Series 60) phones, will also be supported. A third-party free software implementation named Moonlight is under development to bring compatible functionality to GNU/Linux.
Netflix subscribers will be happy to wave goodbye to Silverlight
9 to 5 Mac / 6/5/14
If there's one annoyance pretty much every Netflix subscriber has experienced at least once, it's an error message asking you to call Netflix – the usual solution to which is to remove and reinstall Microsoft Silverlight. When Apple announced during the WWDC ...
Netflix Finally Moves Away from Silverlight with OS X Yosemite
The Mac Observer / 6/4/14
Netflix is finally moving away from Microsoft's Silverlight for video streaming on the Mac, at least for OS X Yosemite users. The company said it is instead relying on a feature called Media Source Extensions which will give subscribers 1080p quality video ...
Microsoft's Silverlight Is Now the Most Vulnerable Plugin
Hard OCP / 5/24/14
... relinquish to Microsoft. Silverlight exploits are also ideal because Silverlight continues to gain rich Internet application market share, perhaps surpassing Java, and Microsoft's life cycle schedule suggests Silverlight 5 will be supported through October, 2021.
Forget Java: Microsoft's Silverlight is now the most vulnerable plugin
Afterdawn.com / 5/23/14
"Silverlight exploits are also ideal because Silverlight continues to gain rich Internet application market share, perhaps surpassing Java, and Microsoft's life cycle schedule suggests Silverlight 5 will be supported through October, 2021," says the report.
Microsoft Silverlight Exploit Kit Attacks Spike
Dark Reading / 5/21/14
Beware a surge in attacks that target outdated versions of the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in. That warning was issued Monday by Cisco, which has traced a recent surge in attacks targeting Microsoft Silverlight vulnerabilities to Angler, among other exploit kits.
Silverlight malvertising exploits on the rise
CSO / 5/21/14
Microsoft Silverlight vulnerabilities are increasingly being exploited in drive-by download attacks to infect computers with malware, especially through malicious ads. Attackers have been adding exploits for Silverlight vulnerabilities to their exploit kits, tools that ...