The German government has advised computer users not to run Firefox and run an alternative browser instead, because of a critical security flaw.
The advice, which comes from BÃ¼rgerCERT, part of the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as the Bundesamt fÃ¼r Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik or BSI), recommends that computer users stop using Firefox 3.6 until Mozilla releases a fix.
The reason why Germany is suggesting such seemingly drastic action is that there is a critical vulnerability in currently available versions of Firefox that could be exploited by hackers to launch malicious code on users’ computers.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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