Two Security Alerts

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
October 31, 2007 3:19pm CST
I just received notice of two new security threats if you use the Mozilla Firefox browser or IE7. Firefox is about to release a new version, after discovering problems with the latest version which was released not long ago. IE7 has been discovered to have a vulnerability that can allow your computer to be taken over and also spread viruses. Microsoft has not developed a patch for this glitch as of yet. We are all urged to be careful when surfing the net-paying special attention to links through emails. Please, be careful out there!
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6 responses
@sparkster (181)
1 Nov 07
I always use firefox and I had an update for it about a week or so ago, I don't know if it addresses this vulnerability though. There are much much more threats against internet explorer out there though, whenever I use IE I always end up with problems. Firefox has to be the most secure.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I have a very reliable source, sparkster, and Firefox is set to come out with the new update very soon. That is what is strange. They just found the new problem since the latest update. I rarely use IE7 myself because it does have many vulnerabilities.
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2 Nov 07
I've rated your answer because I've just received an update from mozilla that addresses the issue, your sources are reliable!
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
1 Nov 07
I use both these browsers and haven't heard anything. I think Firefox has already updated for me. Thanks for the heads up, I'll be alert from here on in.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Firefox did just recently update, Ms Tickle, but there is another one coming right on the heels of this one.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
The second installed this morning...my settings have been changed. My Homepage is altered and all my favourites have gone. I've been collecting them for years! :( So annoying,...that's never happened before with an update.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Thanks for the warnings, I have not seen anything about it yet.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I read about them in my Worldstart newsletter, Thoroughrob. They keep you up to date on most things to do with the internet.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 07
Thank you for this Worldwise I mainly use my Firefox but I will be very careful
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I also use Firefox as my main browser, gabs, and I am being very careful also.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I use both firefox and IE7, I didn't get an alert for firefox, but have it has just been updated. As for the IE7, have they corrected that problem yet?
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I just applied patch 2.0.0.9 yesterday. I hope other people don't put it off. Browser updates are crucial because plenty of them are emergency patches.