Latest Firefox browser aims to squash security bugs
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The Mozilla Corporation on Friday issued small updates for its popular Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email applications, primarily targeting security problems.
The updates take both products to version 22.214.171.124, and were issued via the vendor's automatic update system.
The less popular SeaMonkey mail and browsing suite was also updated to version 1.0.5.
Mozilla's website lists security-related fixes for Firefox, including a bug showing evidence of memory corruption, and other holes that could be exploited by malicious attackers. Many of the issues were pointed out by parties external to the vendor.
Thunderbird was updated to correct many of the same issues.
According to SpreadFirefox, a marketing and promotional website for Firefox, the browser has been downloaded more than 216 million times.
Thunderbird is a little less popular, with close to 32 million downloads since its official 1.0 release, according to a blog chronicling development of the software.
Mozilla has finally released the second beta of their upcoming web browser application Mozilla Firefox 2.
This new updated beta features an improved user interface and a limited version of the phishing protection feature, which would be enhanced further for the final release of Firefox 2.
Mozilla added that they have improved upon the search capabilities, a spellchecker for Web forms. Tab browsing facilities have also been improved.
This is expected to be the last beta release before a possible release candidate release of this major update to Firefox browser.
Mozilla expects to ship the final version sometime in October this year.
Download: Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 2