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Firefox 8 Sees Security Fixes, New Add-On Interface

09
Nov
2011

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 8, the latest version of their web browser. This update notably fixes six security issues, three of which are critical. In addition, Firefox 8 adds a new interface for installing and removing add-ons. Users must clearly opt in to the installation of new add-ons, and will have clearer options about disabling add-ons when upgrading the program. While Firefox already has an Add-ons Manager, which offers this latter feature, the new interface will be a bit clearer for users who don’t access that tool.

Firefox users can update their version of the browser by choosing Firefox > About Firefox, then clicking on Check for Updates. You can also download a copy of the program here.

The Mozilla Foundation has also released an update for their Thunderbird e-mail client. This update fixes six security flaws, and can be downloaded here.

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