Firefox releases security patch

| 23/03/2010

(BBC): Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.2 almost a week early after security issues were found in earlier versions. Firefox 3.6.2 was originally due to launch at the end of March, but is available to download now from the Mozilla website. The security hole led the German government had issued a warning about Firefox 3.6. The Federal Office for Information Security made a similar ruling on the safety of Internet Explorer in January. The office warned that the Firefox vulnerability, confirmed by Firefox makers, could allow hackers to run malicious programs on users’ computers. The BurgerCERT team of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) had recommended that users stop using Firefox until the tested fix was released – in a move remarkably similar to the January announcement, in which France followed suit just days later.

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