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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:08 PM

If you were one of those 8 million people that downloaded Firefox 3 the other day be aware that Tipping Point DVLabs has announced a vulnerability in Mozilla's latest browser.

Details are unknown but in order for this exploit to work, you'll have to visit a site with the malicious code and click the infected link. Zero Day rates the severity as "High" and it effects both version 2 and 3 of the popular internet browser.

Mozilla has acknowledged the security issue and should have a patch issued in its 3.0.1 release shortly.

Read here

Don't click on the suspicious link. :P

Edited by Liskiller, 05 July 2008 - 07:33 PM.


#2 winmatrix2007

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:22 PM

what an opportunity for the hackers to take down firefox

#3 ShamusHand

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:16 AM

Alas, even the best of the best is not perfect. :yes:

#4 steven28

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:56 AM

i would also like to point out that while browsing with several tabs, most pages open reloads automatically several times & at times images are not shown on pages

#5 Afzal

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:57 AM

well if it was in 2...then nuthin new...:P

#6 _deXter_

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:09 AM

<Mandatory post mentioning how Opera is the most secure browser around...>

#7 aarohimostwanted

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:47 AM

Now this is a World Record LOL.....:

#8 fediaFedia

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:02 AM

I don't use Firefox 3 anyway, many add-ons don't work on it...

#9 Abhi

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:13 AM

Zero Day rates the severity as "High" and it effects both version 2 and 3 of the popular internet browser.

This does not sound good... :no:

#10 Liskiller

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

Now this is a World Record LOL.....:

:lol:




Firefox is no doubt the best, but just for now use Opera for online shopping and banking till Firefox 3.0.1 comes.

#11 gon1387

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:15 PM

what a great opportunity for microsoft..heheh joke :P


now i'm worried :no:

#12 Abhi

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

Don't click on the suspicious link. :P

:) :D :lol: :P

#13 ShamusHand

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:42 PM

I don't use Firefox 3 anyway, many add-ons don't work on it...

Firefox 2 is affected as well.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:19 PM

I was an avid user of Firefox, But...the latest build kind of sucks, imo. No good extensions or themes. I've gotta have mouse gestures and more tab features. Maxthon, based on IE, is more secure and comes standard with the features I need most.

Come on Firefox! Get with the program. Until then...I'll stick with Maxthon, which I have never strayed from since it's old IE2 days.

Download Maxthon: http://www.maxthon.com/ 153 million plus have!

Edited by Webtrance, 22 June 2008 - 03:47 PM.


#15 Liskiller

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:59 PM

Download Maxthon: http://www.maxthon.com/ 153 million plus have!

It uses IE7 engine. :sleep:

#16 Massy

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:43 PM

Happy Opera 9.5 user here :P

#17 M.Sudoku

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:33 PM

Is it really that risky? Have all of you switched to other browsers? :huh:

#18 M!W

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:30 PM

No, it is not that risky because no information about the exploit is getting out until it is fixed by the developers! BTW. The Guys who found that error have also one Listed that was Mailed to Microsoft about 650 days before and that is still unfixed...

Now don't worry about Firefox's Security ^^

#19 Webtrance

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:45 PM

Download Maxthon: http://www.maxthon.com/ 153 million plus have!

It uses IE7 engine. :sleep:


We know...That's what I said in my post. Because of that, any security risks are minimized by Microsoft. So, we don't have to worry about a third party browser's security risks...like Firefox.

#20 chrisscorsese88

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:25 PM

Usually the most popular browsers have the most security holes, try downloading a browser you never heard, I guarantee it'll be more secure than anything by Microsoft.

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