Firefox vulnerability

nick

05-10-2005, 06:59 PM

To Firefox users: critical flaws were found in the Firefox browser (http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=163100338), which may be exploited by an attacker to take control of your PC (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5700204.html). Until a patch is ready, you should disable Javascript, and disallow sites to install software.

http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Banners/300x250/rediscover_blue.png

Do the following:

  1. Click “Tools” on the menu and under that, “Options…”.
  2. Then click on “Web Features” (which looks like a globe).
  3. And then uncheck “Allow sites to install software” and “Enable Javascript”.
  4. Wait for an update.

crispee

05-15-2005, 08:46 PM

Firefox maybe good, but it’s not perfect, yet! :wink:
More info>
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1814056,00.as p

Paul

05-16-2005, 03:37 PM

fixed in the new version Firefox 1.0.4 (http://www.spreadfirefox.co m/?q=affiliates&id=70143&t=84).

nick

05-16-2005, 08:59 PM

Firefox maybe good, but it’s not perfect, yet! :wink:

yup, firefox still has a long way to go. it’s better than internet explorer, though.

fixed in the new version Firefox 1.0.4 (http://www.spreadfirefox.co m/?q=affiliates&id=70143&t=84).

fix is already installed. can browse with peace of mind again.

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