Mozilla pulls Firefox 16 shortly after its release

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/11/12 10:09 AM

As posted in the News Thread @ the Spyware, Viruses & Security forum:

As promised, Mozilla releases updated Firefox 16 with security patch for Windows, Mac, and Linux

After pulling Firefox 16 last night due to a security hole, and then releasing a patch for Android, Mozilla has now released version 16.0.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can get the latest and most-secure Firefox now from

Throughout the day, the update will trickle down to and then the Fully Localized Versions Web page. It should also be pushed as an automatic update to all Firefox users, including those on Firefox 15.0.1 and Firefox 16, as well as older versions. After Mozilla pulled the installers for Firefox 16 yesterday, all Firefox users were being upgraded to Firefox 15.0.1 (unless they already had Firefox 16, in which case they were told to install Firefox 15.0.1 manually).

Let's recap the timeline of events. Firefox 16 was released on Monday and officially launched on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Mozilla revealed the latest version of its browser had a security hole, described by the company as a flaw that could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited by accessing URL parameters.

Continued :

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