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Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

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. ...

He added that no users had been upgraded automatically to the new version


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

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

I readed it on Tweakers.net (a Dutch site), why do the relase it if there are bugs?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:38 PM

The folks at Mozilla have corrected the problem and the new release is available (16.0.1). All this goes to show that they are serious about computer security and user privacy, and will take immediate action, even if this means a slight embarrassment.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

Yesterday I had to go back to 15.01 and today again to 16.0.1. But I love Firefox :)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

I upgraded now to 16.0.1 but didn't a downgrade. ;)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:36 AM

Wait at least three days before upgrading or updating to a latest version of a free browser, just for these kinds of quick revisions to newly released versions.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

3.6.21
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Not really surprised. Mozilla has always been good with transparency and responsibility.
If Microsoft ever starts doing this there will be a lot of people calling in bets regarding snowfall in hell.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

I readed it on Tweakers.net (a Dutch site), why do the relase it if there are bugs?

For the same reasons people spill their coffee all over their pants and lock their keys in the car. :whistle:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:30 PM


I readed it on Tweakers.net (a Dutch site), why do the relase it if there are bugs?

For the same reasons people spill their coffee all over their pants and lock their keys in the car. :whistle:

That almost had my coffee over the keyboard :hysterical: :thumbup2:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:40 PM


I readed it on Tweakers.net (a Dutch site), why do the relase it if there are bugs?

For the same reasons people spill their coffee all over their pants and lock their keys in the car. :whistle:


My reasons for spilling coffee on my pants are mine alone. :hysterical:




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