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This in turn has lead the U.S. Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) to issue one of the most strident warnings ever to FireFox users, explaining that “The Mozilla web browser and derived products contain several vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system,” adding that “The most severe impact of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the affected application. Other effects include a denial of service or local information disclosure.”
*Now, I don’t to get off on a rant here, and I know that FireFox has all kinds of nifty whiz-bang bells and whistles, but I have to tell you that FireFox is the bane of our existence here at the Internet Patrol in terms of trying to provide our readers with a decent experience. No matter what one does to try to make sure that one’s website plays nice with all the browsers out there, it is, without exception, those using FireFox who experience all kinds of problems – problems completely irreproducible with any other browser, including both IE for Windows and Mac, and Safari. So while FireFox may be the fair-haired child among developers, it’s the problem child among website publishers. But apparently that’s heresy, as you will be hard pressed to find many people saying anything bad about FireFox.
In any event, to secure your FireFox against these vulnerabilities, you are advised to upgrade asap to version 188.8.131.52 You can do so at Mozilla.com
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