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Security Concerns Prompt Mozilla to Pull Latest Firefox Release

Days after releasing the latest iteration of the Firefox browser, Mozilla has stopped distribution of the software from its website after discovering a security vulnerability that could give scammers access to a user’s browsing history. “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters,” Mozilla stated. “At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild.” Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” with an updated planned for release Thursday. Users of the new browser could either downgrade to Firefox 15.0.1 or wait for a patched version of Firefox 16.
(PCMag)(Computerworld)(Mozilla Security Blog)
Days after releasing the latest iteration of the Firefox browser, Mozilla has stopped distribution of the software from its website after discovering a security vulnerability that could give scammers access to a user’s browsing history. “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters,” Mozilla stated. “At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild.” Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” with an updated planned for release Thursday. Users of the new browser could either downgrade to Firefox 15.0.1 or wait for a patched version of Firefox 16. (PCMag)(Computerworld)(Mozilla Security Blog)

 

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