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Mozilla has pushed out a new version of Firefox that fixes numerous security holes, some critical. Firefox version 3.6.7 addresses 14 vulnerabilities, eight of which are described as critical. The most serious flaws involve the handling of malformed PNG images, memory bugs and other code execution risks, as explained here. …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Another week..

    Another Firefix release... When will people learn, security needs to be built in from the ground up, not patched in.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Great stuff

      So what did firefox neglect that they should have included?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Another patch

    Another whinging commenter... When will people learn that at least Firefox vulnerabilities are patched promptly, unlike some browsers I could mention.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    @AC12:33

    > Another Firefix release... When will people learn, security needs to be built in from the ground up, not patched in.

    I'm looking forward to you writing an absolutely perfect browser, so secure and feature-complete that it will never need to go above v1.00

  4. Citizen Kaned

    who cares...

    firefox is a POS anyway. i stopped using it a while back. its just for browser testing now. even IE 8 is loads better than FF, although chrome is my browser of choice these days

    1. Steve Roper
      Troll

      "even IE 8 is loads better than FF"

      Obvious troll is obvious.

  5. Andy Livingstone

    Speed?

    Only change made to one PC is Firefox update. Now moves with all the vigour of our proverbial dead parrot.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    Must be talking about a different Firefox

    After all, the famous one is open sauce. As commentards here have often delighted in pointing out, mainly in threads concerning MSIE, Firefox doesn't have any problems because millions of people download it and check the code for any potential problems.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Great stuff

      Can't remember a single post which claimed that. Can you link to one please?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    FireFOSS

    Thanks for the article. My Win 7 Firefox 3.6.6 failed to notify that an update was available.

    The options that is aren't - "automatically check for udpates" and "ask me what I want to do". One notes that FF may have checked for an update, but it surely did not ask me what I wanted to do.

    The FOSS standard - "Hey, it's free - stop bitchin".

    1. Al Jones
      Flame

      It was released less than 24 hours ago

      Your browser doesn't check every 5 minutes to see if there's an update. It didn't notify you because it hasn't checked since the update was released.

  8. nekomata
    Linux

    opensource

    problem with FF in the same with OpenOffice, a famous application build of a defeated close-source (netscape), outdated code, open-source chaotic nature can lead to inefficient application.

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  10. Llanfair
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    It's automatic

    That's what I like about Firefox. The updates are automatically downloaded and installed when you restart Firefox. :) There is no need for that much fuss. No need to reboot computers or install huge downloaders (I'm looking at you Adobe and Microsoft). Just exit Firefox and when you start it up again for the next browsing session, it installs the updates.

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