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Firefox Turns 10, Fixes Vulnerabilities, and Changes Add-On Upgrade Process

Posted on February 1st, 2012 by

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 10, the latest version of their web browser, which fixes eight vulnerabilities, six of which are rated critical. These include memory corruption issues, cross-scripting vulnerabilities and more. (See the Firefox security advisory.)

Firefox 10 also features some “powerful new developer tools,” for web designers, and a new system for checking add-on compatibility.

The Mozilla Foundation also released Firefox 3.6.26, with patches for five vulnerabilities, because some people are still using the two-year old version of the program for compatibility reasons.

Users can automatically update their copy of Firefox by launching it, choosing Firefox > About Firefox, and clicking Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can download a copy here, or, for version 3.6.26, here.