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Mozilla cautious over future Firefox security upgrades

Mozilla is changing the way it releases future security fixes to its open source Firefox browser.

Mozilla is changing the way it releases future security fixes to its open source Firefox browser.

To ensure the quality of fixes, Mozilla will first release security patches to a select group of users who have signed up to the browser’s beta programme.

Recently, some important security patches planned by Firefox have been delayed when bugs have appeared, a problem that has also affected Microsoft this year.

The next planned version of Firefox is 2.0.0.3, equipped with the latest patches. It will be released in the next few days once it has been tried out by the beta testers.

It is expected that Firefox 2.0.0.3 will address around half-dozen security vulnerabilities.

Mozilla warns of new Firefox flaw


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