Critical Firefox security hole fixed – have you updated?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Mozilla has responded to concern about a critical security vulnerability in Firefox 3.6, by releasing version 3.6.2 of its popular browser ahead of schedule.

Firefox 3.6.2 fixes a vulnerability first discovered by security researcher Evgeny Legerov last month, which could allow hackers to launch malicious code on users’ computers.

As I blogged yesterday, concern about the bug was so high that the likes of the German government had advised internet users to switch to an alternative browser until a fix from Mozilla was available (at the time that fix was not scheduled until March 30th).

However, concern about the severity of the security flaw encouraged Mozilla to accelerate its…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.