Just within a month after browser IE caught up with security vulnerability in its ver.9 and below, it’s now browser ‘Firefox‘ that has lined up for security issues and that’s too in its latest released version 16. Firefox 16 was released on October 9, 2012 but stopped due to security flaws on 11 October 2012.
As per the blog post of Michael Coates, Director of Security Assurance, Mozilla, there is a security vulnerability in the current release of Firefox ver. 16. which could allow a malicious site to potentially find which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameter. However all other Firefox versions are unaffected.
Firefox 16 has been temporarily removed from the current browser installer page and users will automatically be upgraded to the new version as soon as it becomes available, although the fix is planned to be shipped by today, however there is no updates yet.
If you have Firefox ver. 15.0.1 you are up to latest stable release as of yet, but if you anyhow downloaded version 16 you must downgrade it to 15.0.1 from this Firefox download link.
Firefox has over 450 million users in whole world that counts about 20%-24% of worldwide usage share of all web browsers as of October 2012, making it third most widely used web browser after chrome and I.E..
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