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Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Released

Thursday April 12th, 2007

A security update for the Mozilla Firefox-based Netscape Browser 8 has been released. Netscape Browser 8.1.3 includes a variety of security fixes, with the Netscape Browser Security Alerts page stating that the release "includes Firefox security patches up through 1.5.0.8". However, the subsequent 1.5.0.9, 1.5.0.10 and 1.5.0.11 updates to Firefox all include security fixes (details on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page) so it appears that this latest Netscape release has known security flaws.

The official Netscape Blog has an announcement about Netscape Browser 8.1.3, which recommends uninstalling any existing versions before updating (profile data will not be lost).

Netscape Browser 8.1.3 can be obtained from the Netscape Browser download page. An upgrade can also be initiated from within the Browser Update section of the Security Center component of the browser. There are a few more details in the Netscape Browser 8.1.3 Release Notes.

Earlier this year, Netscape announced that they are working on version 9 of the veteran browser.


#1 Why am I not surprised?

by DP3_001

Friday April 13th, 2007 8:37 PM

You are replying to this message

"Netscape Browser 8...'includes Firefox security patches up through 1.5.0.8'...However, the subsequent 1.5.0.9, 1.5.0.10 and 1.5.0.11 updates to Firefox all include security fixes, so it appears that this latest Netscape release has known security flaws."

Another reminder that, if you want a real, authentic, Gecko-based browser, don't settle for anything less than the real thing: Firefox. Anything else just won't do.