Firefox, Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite Upgrades Released

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 today released minor upgrades to three of its major products. Firefox 0.9.3, Thunderbird 0.7.3 and Mozilla 1.7.2 are all now available. These three new releases were created to correct 4 possible security vulnerabilities in past versions of each product. The Buildbar has links for all three releases.

#108 My EUR 0.02

by Ashmodai <>

Saturday August 14th, 2004 4:24 PM

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Well, I have to agree that most bugs get exploited once the bugfix has already been released. However the problem is that Internet Explorer has too many bugs because it is bloated and only held together by what could be metaphorically described as a truck load of industrial strength duct tape. It's not that they don't fix security holes, it's that they apparently didn't avoid them properly in the first place.

However, to my understanding, the biggest security hole is and remains ActiveX and the fact that you have no idea what MSIE does exactly because you don't know its source code and that it's an actual part of the OS (hell, I don't really care much whether any of the conspiracy theories regarding the FBI and whatnot is true, but with a browser as exploitable as MSIE I would feel an awful lot more comfortable if it wasn't embedded into my OS).