Firefox pulls plug

#1
Just found: BBC News - Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability

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.


So I did the Help/About thing to find out which version I had. Thankfully 15.0.1.

But no! It started an automatic update! And it tells me that it will take effect after switching off. Presumably that'll be the version that Mozilla are advising users not to download.

Not to worry, the BBC story includes a link that purports to show how to revert to 15.0.1. Unfortunately, the page that appears is one that invites you to update to version 16.

So, Mozilla don't seem to know what they're doing at the mo and BBC appear not to check the veracity of their links...

I suppose I'll just have to find out what happens next time I switch on.
 
#2
alternatively, get rid of the bloody asthmatic wheezzing bloated excuse for software and use chrome instead
 
#3
#4
alternatively, get rid of the bloody asthmatic wheezzing bloated excuse for software and use chrome instead
I use Chrome as well (that's where I pulled the link from) and IE. I find FF friendlier but the other two do some bits better.
 
#6
Using Aurora 17.0a2 with no problems at all.
 
#7
I'm already on 16.0.1
 
#11
It auto updated to 16.0.1 when I turned my computer on this morning.
 
#14
#15
I checked yesterday & was on 15.0.1.
Now it's "updated" to 16.0.1 & straight away Arrse has been a pain in the arse with slow loading & all sorts of fuckups.
Fucked up my email too.
 
#16
I checked yesterday & was on 15.0.1.
Now it's "updated" to 16.0.1 & straight away Arrse has been a pain in the arse with slow loading & all sorts of fuckups.
Fucked up my email too.
I hope you're not on the "auto update" option? I don't like that, so just ask it to check for updates and notify if I want to install it or not - avoids a lot of hassles like this.
 
#17
I used to be a big fan but not anymore. Everytime there is an update (which is far too often), most of your installed extensions and themes become incompatible with the new version and without updates of their own. I've given up on it.

Opera still works fine for me.
 
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