It is a long standing notion between the techies of the world that Firefox is an overall better web browser than IE, but that does not mean that Firefox doesn’t have any issues.  No software package can be fully secure.  In the last week, Mozilla (creators of Firefox) have patched major problems with their web browser.

This vulnerability has been patched.  If you run Firefox, be sure that all the updates are installed.  They usually come through automatically, so if you have been putting off those auto update alerts, better install them now.

What was the problem?  A bug in the Firefox graphics library contained bad code that allowed attacked to run arbitrary code.  Firefox users could be attacked simply by the attacker displaying a maliciously crafted image.

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