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The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser has been taken offline after a security vulnerability was discovered.

Users who had upgraded to version 16 were advised to downgrade to the previous safe release until Firefox developers released a fix.

The vulnerability allowed "a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited", Mozilla said.

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I love firefox. Got to downgrade
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good thing ms showed them lol!i was updated yesterday by ms and i believe its the exact same security flaw!(copy and paste ftw!)
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No need to downgrade because I don't visit malicious sites. thumb.gif Except facebook...
     
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Originally Posted by Ukkooh View Post

No need to downgrade because I don't visit malicious sites. thumb.gif Except facebook...

If a website has ads on it at all, it has the potential to be malicious.
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'Our browser is so secure, yada yada yada.' Never using FF again...Its Chrome or IE for me.
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Originally Posted by Monstrous View Post

If a website has ads on it at all, it has the potential to be malicious.
Just use Ghostery, Adblock and NoScript wink.gif
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websites can already tell what sites you've visited. how do you think things like google's Adsense works!?
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'Our browser is so secure, yada yada yada.' Never using FF again...Its Chrome or IE for me.

Both IE and Chrome have had plenty of security problems.

A more rational decision would be to downgrade, like Mozilla suggested.
They are not trying to force a security problem on you. They want you to downgrade.

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websites can already tell what sites you've visited. how do you think things like google's Adsense works!?

No they shouldn't be able to.

Adsense could care less about your browser history. It only wants to know how many clicks an ad got and from what IP addresses.
This has nothing to do with browsing history (every website visited, ever).

Browsing history is meant to be a locally private thing.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 10/11/12 at 7:25am
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Both IE and Chrome have had plenty of security problems.
A more rational decision would be to downgrade, like Mozilla suggested. They are trying to force a security problem on you. They want you to downgrade.

personally if i was firefox, id hit the mass rollback button on everyone who updated, and call it a temporary fix.
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