Mozilla releases new edition of Firefox web browser to fix security holes, Sophos reports

May 12, 2005 Sophos Press Release

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The new edition of Mozilla Firefox is said to fix the latest security vulnerabilities.

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus and spam analysis centres, have advised businesses and home users to update their version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, in order to protect against critical security flaws.

Earlier this week, as reported by Sophos, Mozilla said it was "working aggressively" to fix the problems and has now released version 1.0.4 of the increasingly popular web browser.

"Firefox has proven a popular alternative web browser for internet users, particularly for those concerned about online security. Just like users of Internet Explorer, however, Firefox users need to keep their software up-to-date to protect against vulnerabilities," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.

More information about the new version of Firefox can be found on Mozilla's website.

Sophos continues to recommend computer users practise safe computing as well as running up-to-date anti-virus software.