Mozilla's head of security has promised a patch for a dangerous vulnerability that's been lurking in the popular Firefox browser for more than eight months. The new urgency in fixing the jar: protocol handler comes after bloggers in recent weeks demonstrated how the vulnerability could wreak real-world havoc, including allowing …
Mac or Windows or both?
Does the security flaw live in Mac, Windows or both?
ps: looks like it applies to Mac?
One may wish to Tools > Add-ons > NoScript > Preferences > edit preferences as it seems quite filled already?
@Mac or Windows or both?
Good question. According to Mozilla, Linux, Mac and Windows versions of Firefox are vulnerable. We've updated our story to reflect this.
So much for the IE bashers
Oh, so Firefox isn't immune to flaws afterall........!!
So much for the much-vaunted security advantages that Firefox is supposed to possess over IE! Eight months makes M$'s monthly update schedule seem prompt. Don't get me wrong, I use Firefox in preference to IE, but I'm sick of hearing the fanbois claim that Firefox is so much more secure.
NoScript blocks this
It has done for the past two or three revisions.
IE is worse
As I recall, IE is even worse with this kind of hard-to-fix security issue. (We're talking years here.)
firefox still better than IE
> I'm sick of hearing the fanbois claim that Firefox is so much more secure.
Well, I am not fanboy (I don't use Firefox) but, just because Firefox has bugs, it doesn't make it less secure than IE.
Firefox is much more secure than IE, even with this bug.
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