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Old 07. Sep 2009, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefox upgrade will check for third party updates

Future Firefox upgrades will now check for third party add-on updates, like Adobe Flash, and other similar add-ons, plugins, and extensions. I think that is a really good move. Many times, the security can be compromised with these add-ons, or plugins. Adobe flash has been known to be a favorite of the hackers, and often contains vulnerabilities.

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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...-party-updates
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Old 07. Sep 2009, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is a good move - but Mozilla better be sure all providers of whatever service is synced with this update mania or confusion will spread fast. Pic is few month old and result of latest update to 10.xx version.

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Where was this error encountered, I mean using what application?
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Just a browser and was all over Justin.tv but heard it was a common reaction to latest update. They blaimed Adobe but magically suggestion vanished in a week or 2 - since they got their flash stuff fixed
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Ah OK . Well, I am sure Mozilla people will do it right.
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Old 10. Sep 2009, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Although, its not mentioned in the release notes, but the feature may well be available with the new release of Firefox, according to this article:
http://www.techspot.com/news/36161-m...refox-353.html

Its a request, if anyone finds this feature working, please do give feedback here. I can't check, because I have the latest version of flash installed. This release appears to check only for Adobe Flash updates. More will be added later.
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Old 18. Sep 2009, 11:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mozilla has indeed released this new feature with the latest version of 3.5.3, and the response has been really positive. According to the news in the link which will be posted below, this feature of Firefox has lead 10 million people to download Flash. Now, that's really quite a response!

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http://www.techspot.com/news/36268-f...oad-flash.html

Courtesy : TechSpot.com
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