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    Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    Per a recent PC World article:
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    As interest in alternatives to Internet Explorer blossoms, so does scrutiny of their security flaws. Mozilla released a new version of its open-source Firefox browser that fixes nine holes.

    The vulnerabilities could let an attacker hide sneaky code inside a VCard (a virtual business card exchanged via e-mail); enable miscreants to send you their attack program hidden in a .bmp image; or let a bad guy block sites protected by the Secure Sockets Layer protocol, preventing you from accessing them.

    Download the latest versions:

    Mozilla, 1.7.3:
    MOZILLA

    Firefox, 0.9.3:
    FIREFOX
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    I guess it's their turn now to have holes discovered.
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    Re: Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    Firefox 0.9.3 was released on 4th August, the latest version of Firefox is 1.0 and was released on 9th November.

    Known Vulnerabilities in Mozilla shows when the VCard and other holes were fixed.

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    Re: Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    Tony,
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    the latest version of Firefox is 1.0
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    That's right.
    That's where the link will take you, to Download V 1.0.
    Same with Mozilla. Latest fix.

    I don't use either of these progs but I just wanted to point out that there were vunerabilities in the other browsers as well as IEOE. And that was where you could get the latest versions.
    You also have to account for the time difference from when an article is written and when it is actually out in publication.
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    Re: Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    It's impossible to be consistent on this... For anyone interested in or concerned about browser security vulnerabilities, it is a good idea to visit the respective boards:
    <UL><LI>Internet Explorer
    <LI>Other Browsers[/list]In some cases, there is a fix, in others, there is a workaround, and in yet others, behavior modification may be required.

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    Re: Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    Jefferson,
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    It's impossible to be consistent on this
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    I don't understand where the inconsistencies are here?
    These are security updates that MozillaFirebird have acknowledged and published fixes for. It doesn't seem to be anyone's opinion, just factual upgrades.
    If you use any of these programs, then it would seem to behoove one to get the latest version.
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    Re: Mozilla|Firefox security holes

    I meant: "It is impossible to be consistent about whether security vulnerabilities are discussed on this board or on the board for those products."

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