Firefox Plug-Ins Pose Risk

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Mozilla plugged a hole that could enable Firefox to leak information like a sieve, owing to a flaw in "flat packed" browser add-ons. Such add-ons—and there are a lot of them at risk—are the kind that are not stored as 'jar' files, The bug allows malicious program to hack into directories on your computer, looking for commonly named files that may contain information such as browser cookies holding user names and passwords.

If you have Firefox automatic up-dates on, you will be prompted to update. Otherwise, head to getfirefox.com to download Firefox version 2.0.0.12.

*.* Source of Information : April 2008 PC World

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