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Important bug fix released for Firefox 16

The latest update that updates Firefox to version 16.02 includes several important security bug fixes. This is the second time in two weeks that Mozilla has been forced to update Firefox due to security issues.

Two weeks ago, Firefox 16 was withdrawn within 24 hours of the browser’s release. A serious security hole discovered at the last minute forced Mozilla to stop the browser and the day after released an updated version with version number 16.01.

Friday’s update to 16.02 closes security holes that, among other things, make it possible to carry out so-called cross-site scripting attacks. The vulnerability can also be used to run malicious code via a plug-in.

Firefox can be updated directly in the browser or downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux from the Mozilla website. Firefox 17 is scheduled to be released sometime in late November.

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