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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability 165

Posted by timothy
from the cautious-cautious dept.
Shortly after the release of the newest major version of Firefox, an anonymous reader writes with word that "Mozilla has removed Firefox 16 from its installer page due to security vulnerabilities that, if exploited, could allow 'a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited' ... one temporary work-around, until a fix is released, is to downgrade to 15.0.1"
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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability

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  • by Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @07:53AM (#41618167)

    Wow, I'm still using FF 3.6.12. I must have fallen into a time wrap bubble... What year is this?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 11, 2012 @07:57AM (#41618197)

    Finally Firefox got legal in my state.

  • by dna_(c)(tm)(r) (618003) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @08:12AM (#41618343)

    Wow, I'm still using FF 3.6.12. I must have fallen into a time wrap bubble... What year is this?

    Don't worry, Mozilla switched from miles to meters. It's only three weeks ago. Expect FF 238 around Christmas.

  • by jonadab (583620) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @09:14AM (#41618961) Homepage Journal
    > Please, someone, make a browser that doesnt suck.

    Oh, they already did that. It's called Firefox 2.0.0.20.

    Open-source programmers famously don't like to re-invent the wheel, so naturally since making a browser that doesn't suck has already been done, it's now a solved problem and therefore no longer interesting to work on.

    The community has therefore moved on to newer and better things, like combining related toolbar buttons into one (back/forward), unnecessarily changing how user data (such as bookmarks) are stored on disk, combining unrelated toolbar buttons into one (stop/reload), eliminating useful features (e.g., the status bar), moving UI elements to new and interesting parts of the screen (stop/reload again, not to mention the notorious Tabs On Top), and so on and so forth.
  • by L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) on Thursday October 11, 2012 @09:23AM (#41619055)

    If he were trolling Mozilla he would have said "here's the patch!" and linked the IE download page. Um, did the IE vuln get fixed yet? Opera is looking better and better!

    You can prise Mosaic from my cold, dead, Compaq Presario PC with 200MB hard drive and Pentium MMX CPU!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 11, 2012 @10:07AM (#41619521)

    The newest version of Firefox glows an eerie blue due to the Cherenkov Radiation emitted as the electrons making up it's version number accelerate faster than the speed of light can travel in the OS medium it's suspended in.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.

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