Firefox vulnerabilities give me the creeps!
There used to be a time when people touted how secure Firefox was over Internet Explorer. Not any more! At least the folks over at Mozilla are kind enough about checking the status of your plug-ins. [ Go to their separate plug-in check page ]
If you’re interested in some of the vulnerabilities that are fixed in the recent Firefox update to version 3.6.9, head on over the Firefox Security Advisories page. Of critical note are the 10 critical vulnerabilities.
Critical: Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
Note: After being advised that my Flash plug-in was out of date, Flash didn’t update properly when I went to the Adobe site. I jumped over to IE, and downloaded and installed in the plug-in for Firefox manually. Make sure to read the Adobe install message before installing, as Adobe always wants to trick you into installing some type of additional product that you don’t want, by automatically selecting the check box option for installing one of its partner’s products. Keep in mind that IE and Firefox updates are not packaged together and need to be updated separately.