Apple, Mozilla Issue Security Updates
Apple and Mozilla each issued free updates to plug security holes in their products this week. Apple's patch fixes two vulnerabilities in its QuickTime media player for both Mac and Windows. Mozilla pushed out a series of updates to fix five security flaws in its Firefox Web browser and other software.
Mac users should be able to obtain the updates using Apple's Software Update feature. Windows users will need to fetch the fixes either through the Software Update application bundled with recent versions of QuickTime (and iTunes), or by grabbing the most recent QuickTime installer from Apple's site.
Firefox users should be prompted to install the updates by the browser itself upon launching the program. If you're a Firefox user and you don't see this prompt, it may be that you are running an older version of the browser. Firefox 2.0 includes the ability to auto-install updates, and if you are using a Firefox version that begins with 1.5, you should consider upgrading to Firefox 2.x, as it offers a more seamless upgrade mechanism. Plus, Mozilla is expected to soon phase out support for the older version of the browser.
May 31, 2007; 9:38 AM ET
Categories: New Patches
Save & Share: Previous: A New Vector For Hackers -- Firefox Add-Ons
Next: Report Shows 7 Percent of Sponsored Links Dangerous
Posted by: Holly | May 31, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Kate | May 31, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Mark | May 31, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Winxptk | May 31, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Rich Gibbs | May 31, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Albin Forone | May 31, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Ollie | June 1, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Larry Marshall | June 1, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bill Wimbish | June 3, 2007 11:52 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.