Mozilla has pushed out a new version of its popular Firefox web browser that fixes a number of critical security vulnerabilities.
Obviously you should update your installation of Firefox to take advantage of these fixes, but another good reason is that this new version also rather wonderfully warns you if you are running an out-of-date version of Adobe Flash:
That’s great. As I mentioned last week, Adobe can be considered very much “the new Microsoft”, but not in a good way.
Adobe’s Flash and PDF software is frequently targeted by hackers because so many of the world’s computers are running it. As a result, users have been facing a running battle of keeping up-to-date with Adobe security patches to ensure that they are not exposing themselves to infection via exploitable code.
Anything which warns users that they do not…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.