New version of Firefox web browser fixes critical security holes

April 18, 2006 Sophos Press Release

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

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus and spam analysis centers, have advised businesses and home users to update their version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, in order to protect against a number of serious security flaws which could allow hackers to run malicious code on computers.

"Whether you're using the Firefox web browser or Microsoft's Internet Explorer it's critical that you keep updated to protect against security vulnerabilities," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "It makes sense for everyone to keep abreast of the latest security flaws, and ensure they are running the latest version of their chosen internet browser."

More information about the new version of Firefox, and details of the security issues it claims to fix, 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.