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Mozilla Urges 27 Million Firefox Users to Download Anti-Phishing Update
Firefox 1.0.1: Security Update to Award-Winning FF 1.0 Browser Released

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      "The Mozilla Foundation has developed a community of users and developers who continuously provide feedback on Mozilla software, and as a result of that constant vigilance, we are able to provide quick and effective responses to security vulnerabilities," said Chris Hofmann, director of engineering for the Mozilla Foundation, this week as The Mozilla Foundation released an update to its award-winning Firefox 1.0 browser.

      The Firefox security update is available for the 27 million users who have already downloaded the free browser. The Mozilla Foundation encourages all users to download the update, which is available now on all platforms at www.mozilla.org.

      "Regular security updates are essential for maintaining a safe browsing experience for our users," added Hofmann.

      The Mozilla Foundation evaluates security issues on an ongoing basis and will issue security updates as warranted, the Foundation said in an accompanying release. The security update for Firefox includes several fixes to guard against spoofing and arbitrary code execution. More information is available in the release notes at http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/.

      Firefox has been widely praised for its stability, trustworthiness and innovative features including tabbed browsing, live bookmarks, built-in pop-up blocking, and hundreds of available extensions. The browser has been downloaded more than 27 million times and is available in 28 languages.

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      Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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      Microsoft's new AntiSpyware beta is now advising users to remove Firefox on their computers!!

      A digital attack is not like an artillery bombardment (with the exception of a denial of service, and the analogy breaks down even there) - it *has* to attack a known vulnerability with a constructed exploit. it's not some sort of magical firing of packets over the network.

      no matter how secure, more holes will be found with more attacks.

      Firefox will catch IE? Well, if it does, voila... it won't have fewer holes as more will be exposed as more attacks occur.

      The ff browser is nothing more than a choice and an average one at best. (It even locks up now and then which means the code is buggy)
      My co-workers and I have never had a security issue or a 'bomb' using Internet Explorer.

      Really wish they would have fixed the search function for websites that use frames. Searching the sun javadocs with firefox has proven to be a very frustrating experience...

      Any fixes/plugins out there to patch this?

      I downloaded the whole thing and it took 20 seconds. I closed FF, Zipped up ProgFiles\MozFF and DocSet\User\AppDat\Moz, installed FF 1.0.1 and loaded it up.

      Took less thAn 2 minutes to do all that, I'm updated and no extensions broke.

      Pretty cool. Didn't even need a fricken reboot like IE would have.

      It would be much more convenient (and probably less bandwidth-intensive) if they allowed us to update Firefox through the built-in update feature.

      At least Micro$oft doesnt make you totally re-download IE everytime they patch it.

      Presumably this fixes the window injection vulnerabilities.




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