Thursday, July 3, 2008

Important security update for Firefox 2

Although Mozilla recently released Firefox 3, there are still a lot of people using Firefox 2. Probably because of failure during the installation of FF3 or simply as a result of unknowledge about the release of Firefox 3. Firefox had no less than 125 million users worldwide by the end of 2007. Today the figure is even higher. Therefore there may be some people still using Firefox 2.

It is very important to have an updated browser if you wish to use the Internet safely and avoid getting infected by malware, etc. It is also to meet this need amoung their users that Mozilla has just brought out a new package of security updates to Firefox 2. The new edition of Firefox 2 is called Firefox, and contains, better security in terms of certificates, which reduces the risk of being subjected to phishing. Before the update, one could fool Firefox 2 to accept an unreliable certificate if the name of the certificate recalled a trusted certificate name. A user who were not on guard could thus happen to give the false certificate full rights. Below, you'll find a list of problems that Mozilla has resolved in Firefox 2, version In addition, Mozilla also has improved memory management, which is welcome in the case of Firefox 2. If you are using Firefox 2, click on the alternetive "Help" and select "Search for updates", or install the latest version of Firefox 2 via Mozilla's website, se link below. Or why not switch to Firefox 3? If you want to read more about the new features in Firefox, you will find Mozilla's Release Notes on the browser here. For those of you who still insist on using Firefox 2 instead of Firefox 3, there is a direct link to Firefox 2.0.0.x. You can find the latest version of Firefox 2 here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is good to see Firefox 2 will be supported for a while. Some of us will continue to use it until/unless we can find a way around changes in Firefox 3 that affect the way we use the browser's behavior.