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Two more ‘critical flaws’ which could allow a user to gain access to private information, such as banking details, logins and passwords have been found in Firefox. Information on temporary workarounds is provided here. This is, apparently, the fourth major security scare at Mozilla in three months – eek.

This 575th post was filed under: Technology.






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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 17:20 on 14th May 2005.

An update for Firefox which is designed to fix the above flaw is now available from here.


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