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Tech Buzz 07/05

FireFox users beware

By Amanda C. Kooser

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FireFox users tend to feel quite safe when it comes to browsersecurity issues, and rightly so. But the rising popularity ofMozilla'sopen-source browser positions it as a new target for hackers. Thefew holes that have popped up in FireFox haven't come close tothe multitude that plague Internet Explorer. Still, FireFox usersneed to stay on top of any new patches and updates. For example,earlier this year, a phishing vulnerability was uncovered and apatch was issued.

Windows FireFox users will know it's time to update when asmall, red and white arrow icon appears to the right of the menubar. Clicking on that takes you to the update page. Linux and Macusers can do manual checks. Interested entrepreneurs can stayup-to-date on security advisories affecting either FireFox orInternet Explorer at, Secunia's software monitoringwebsite.

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