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.
Changes to the Silverlight Runtime for Windows Phone
InfoQ.com / 4/3/14
Migrating apps from Silverlight for WP 8.0 to 8.1 is a simple process. You merely have to right-click on project and select upgrade from the menu. Since there will be a period of time when some Windows Phone 8 devices haven't been upgraded, Microsoft ...
Microsoft patches 23 Windows, IE and Silverlight vulnerabilities
ZDNet (blog) / 3/11/14
Microsoft released five updates fixing 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. Among the vulnerabilities fixed is a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 being exploited in the wild. A Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer accounts ...
Microsoft to issue Windows, IE and Silverlight patches
ZDNet / 3/6/14
The final update fixes an important vulnerability or vulnerabilities in Microsoft Silverlight 5, including the Mac versions. This fix is also for a security feature bypass. Microsoft will also release a large number of non-security updates next Tuesday.
Tag Archives: Silverlight 8.1
WMPoweruser.com / 2/13/14
In the past few days, we saw lots of information about the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 platform. Apart from the consumer features leaked, we came to know about Microsoft's plan for universal apps that can run across Windows devices starting from 4-inch ...
Silverlight Support Roadmap
iProgrammer / 1/20/14
There are even parts of Microsoft still using Silverlight for new web pages, as if this was a good thing to do, and getting the viewer to download Silverlight, as if this wasn't a waste of their bandwidth. silverlightlogox. In general Microsoft kills things very slowly ...
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 ...