Two new flaws discovered in Firefox this past week have been labeled as critical flaws that could allow an attacker to view private information, which may include passwords and/or bank information.
This is Firefox’s fourth major flaw in nearly three months, hampering the Internet Explorer alternative’s motive for a safer web surfing experience.
In the meantime, Mozilla is recommending that users turn off “Allow web sites to install software”, which can be done by selecting the ‘Options’ under the ‘Tools’ menu and then choosing ‘Web Features’.
More information regarding the security flaws and how to work around them is available at http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-42.html.
Firefox recently topped 50 million downloads and continues to gain ground on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser.