|The new edition of Mozilla Firefox is said to fix
a bug introduced by the previous update.
Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global
network of virus and spam analysis centres, have advised businesses
and home users to consider updating their version of the Mozilla
Firefox web browser, in order to fix a problem caused by the
security update issued last week.
Last week, Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.5 was released to fix a number
of critical security issues, which could be exploited by hackers
and virus writers. However, Mozilla delayed releasing non-English
editions of Firefox 1.0.5 because bugs were found in the browser's
handling of some websites. The new Firefox 1.0.6 is reported to fix
"In the increasingly competitive web browser market trust is
important. Some users will no doubt be annoyed to find that new
versions of the Firefox web browser are being released so quickly
in succession - particularly when it appears that it was the
previous update which caused the problem," said Graham Cluley, senior
technology consultant for Sophos. "However, Firefox users are
advised to keep abreast of the latest updates from Mozilla and
upgrade their web browser if required."
More information about the new version 1.0.6 of Firefox can be
found on Mozilla's
Sophos continues to recommend computer users practise safe computing as well as running
up-to-date anti-virus software.