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Mozilla Plugs Firefox Security Holes

Mozilla on Friday published software updates to fix a baker's dozen security and compatibility problems with its Firefox Web browser. The new version includes fixes for serious security flaws along with updates designed to make Firefox play nicer with Vista, Microsoft's new Windows operating system.

Users of supported versions 2.x and 1.5.x already should have received an alert that updates have been installed. If you haven't received one, you may be running an older, unsupported (and insecure) version of Firefox such as version 1.0.x. To check your version, click "Help" and then "About Firefox."

By Brian Krebs  |  February 26, 2007; 10:31 AM ET
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Actually, I kinda of liked it better when Firefox had that green icon on its menu bar. At home, I was immediately alerted about the new update on my Mac. It downloaded itself late Friday night. It's Monday afternoon now, and I see it quietly - and finally - downloading itself in the background here on one of the PCs at work. Some kind of recognition that it is downloading would be great. I happened to notice it because I accidentally moused over the Help menu item.

A better notification system would be much welcomed, since updates occur all too frequently.

Posted by: umm.huh | February 26, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

When the install completed on Win2K it disabled some part of Java for some reason. Think it was the console but I did not save the message. Happened on 2 computers.

Posted by: Java? | February 26, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it didn't like my Java vsn 6. The developers clearly weren't reading this column as it wasn't widely reported as being available elsewhere! I reinstalled Java 6 afterwards.

Posted by: Chris | February 27, 2007 3:08 AM | Report abuse

Brian, you should check out the MozillaZine forums. People are having all kinds of problems with the .02 Firefox update. I uninstalled .02 and went back to .01. I'll watch the forums and re-install when the bugs are fixed.

Posted by: Keith Warner | February 28, 2007 1:00 AM | Report abuse

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