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Opera has updated its browser to correct a cross-platform vulnerability that created a possible mechanism for hackers to inject malicious code into vulnerable systems. The critical security bug stemmed from flaws in handling large form inputs, as explained in an advisory by the Norwegian software developer here. Version 11.01 …


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  1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    Worth knowing.

    I was using Opera last night and it didn't tell me there was an update 11.01, I think it usually does but I'm not sure... VLC does, if you're online when you launch it, but I already noticed there was a version 1.1.6.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      A Title Is Required.

      Opera will autoupdate.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        Unless, of course, you have switched it off and set it to just notify you when updates are available.

        Which is a particular annoyance to me - every single time I update Opera, it ticks the box "Automatically install updates without notification from now on" and I have to remember to untick it. Fine, give me an option to switch on auto-updating at that stage, but don't turn it on every single time...

  2. Wensleydale Cheese

    Odd - I don't see an update available for my Mac

    Still on 10.63, on my Mac, and doing a check for updates says I'm already using the latest version,

    (OS X 10.5.8, PPC architecture)

    1. Rasczak
      Jobs Horns

      Opera 11 on PPC

      Doesn't appear to be available

      Opera 11

      Intel-based systems. Note that it does not work with PPC-based systems, OS X 10.4 or below.

      Opera 10

      OS X Tiger (10.4) or higher on an Intel- or PowerPC-based system.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Not that odd.

      PPC support was dropped.

  3. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    Mac version apparently here,

    11.01 is listed.

    I don't remember if they exclude major version increments from auto-notification. I have an HTML file, anyway, of software title home pages to check now and again - it's portable between browsers, obviously.

  4. mhenriday

    For some strange reason,

    the earlier version of Opera disappeared from the list of installed applications, the top panel, and the list of programmes in Synaptic on my 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 setup after the new version was released. Is this an example of what Einstein referred to as «spukhafte Fernwirkung» ? In any event, I downloaded and installed the new version, and so far everything is working well, but I'm keeping a lookout for ghosts....


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