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.
Netflixers Beware: Angler Exploit Kit Targets Silverlight Vulnerability
Threatpost / 11/19/13
Developers behind the Angler Exploit Kit have apparently added a new exploit over the last week that leverages a known vulnerability in Microsoft's Silverlight browser framework. Silverlight, similar to Adobe Flash, is Microsoft's plug-in for streaming media on ...
Netflix Members at Risk from Silverlight Exploit
Infosecurity Magazine / 11/18/13
The 40 million Netflix streamers out there should take care: a vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight 5 is being exploited to execute arbitrary code on affected systems without any user interaction. It may seem obscure for more consumers, but Silverlight is the ...
Microsoft Silverlight users at risk from Angler exploit kit
V3.co.uk / 11/15/13
Malwarebytes senior security researcher Jerome Segura uncovered the attack targeting a vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight versions 5 and below, warning that it has the potential to infect millions of PCs with malware. "The flaw, which exists in versions prior ...
Netflix users targeted by Microsoft Silverlight exploit
Inquirer / 11/15/13
Found by security firm Malwarebytes, the exploit affects Netflix users by targeting vulnerabilities in Microsoft's application framework Silverlight, which Netflix relies on to work. Malwarebytes told Silverlight users to uninstall Silverlight if they no longer need it, ...
Cybercriminals target Silverlight users with new exploit kit
PCWorld.co.nz / 11/14/13
The creators of a Web-based attack tool called Angler Exploit Kit have added an exploit for a known vulnerability in Microsoft's Silverlight browser plug-in to the tool's arsenal. Exploit kits are essentially malicious Web applications that check if visitors run ...
Pro Silverlight 5 in C# 4th Ed
iProgrammer / 8/23/13
When it was released Microsoft stated that at least 12 months notice will be given of end of support for Silverlight - so it is still a product that hasn't come to the end of the line and is still widely used so having an up-to-date version of a comprehensive reference ...
Choosing the best strategy for Silverlight developers
TechTarget / 8/21/13
Silverlight has not gone away, but Microsoft is investing more attention in this emerging Web standard, and has advocated various steps developers can take to transition their existing Silverlight applications to HTML5. In 2011, Bob Muglia, president of the ...
Silverlight XAML loading fails right out of the gate.
GameDev.net / 7/17/13
When I first tried to start a new Silverlight project, I was told I needed to install a fresh copy of Silverlight. I had to uninstall Silverlight as well as my versions of the Silverlight SDK. After uninstalling and reinstalling (now I have Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 ...
Silverlight is on its way out for Netflix
Kioskea / 6/27/13
Netflix has decided to swap out Silverlight for HTML5. They have been working alongside Microsoft's Internet Explorer team to work on a new extension to replace the plugin Silverlight. Silverlight and other plugins like it do not always work very well on mobile ...