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FireFox 16 withdrawn (temporarily) - security flaw

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Just in case you have recently updated to FF16 you are advised to downgrade to FF15.1 due to a serious security flaw. 

 

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The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser has been taken offline after a security vulnerability was discovered.

Users who had upgraded to version 16 were advised to downgrade to the previous safe release until Firefox developers released a fix.

The vulnerability allowed "a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited", Mozilla said.

The non-profit company said that only a "limited number of users are affected".

 

 

Full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19909106

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Yeah, it's Firefox. People still use Firefox? My stars. It was a frigging dog when it hit version FOUR. They're on 16 now?! That's almost as bad as Chrome, but at least it's safer. Ish. Well, safer to your personal information.

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Well that didn't take long - 16.01 is now available with the hole plugged.

 

@TallestSkil - FF is my default browser, with the add-ons I find it to be super functional as a browser. Yeah the numbering system is a bit lame, they changed it so there is a new version number every month or so.
 

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Originally Posted by allblue View Post
Well that didn't take long - 16.01 is now available with the hole plugged.

 

Well, kudos to them for their response time, at least.

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