Thursday, November 13, 2008

Firefox Update (and others from the recent past)

Firefox version 3.0.4 is now available. This release fixes nine security bugs -- four rated "critical" -- and several other odds and ends (details).

If you don't have automatic updates enabled, do Help → Check for Updates. That's what I did. The patch less than 2 MB, and it installed without a problem.

And, in case you forgot, this past Tuesday was the one week anniversary of the best election ever Patch Tuesday. Windows users: if you don't have Windows Updates set to run automatically, you know what to do.

It occurs to me that I've been remiss in noting software updates lately. Sorry about that. Here are posts (with useful links) from Brian Krebs on three other recent ones that you should check, most critical first: Flash, Abode Reader, and Java.

NB: Be careful of the Adobe Reader update -- it will install the Yahoo toolbar to your browser if you don't uncheck the box during the installation process. It's not particularly hidden. Just don't keep blindly clicking "Next."

And remember, you have a better choice for reading PDF files.

Let me know if you want more details on any of these.

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