Mozilla updates Firefox

The Mozilla Foundation has released the webbrowser Firefox in Version 3.6.14 which fixes 10 security vulnerabilities – of which the developers consider 8 to be of “high” risk. Thus using older versions of Firefox (and Thunderbird or the Seamonkey Suite) can lead to full system compromise (infected PC with a Trojan) by just surfing to a hacked website.

The updated Firefox webbrowser can be downloaded on the project website or via the “Check for Updates” entry in the “help”-menu. The most recent mail program Thunderbird has its own website, too. The vulnerabilities are fixed within the Mozilla Suite Seamonkey as well. Users of these programs should install the updates as soon as possible as attacks against the security flaws are likely to appear soon!

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor