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Old 06-02-06, 09:45 AM   #1
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FireFox users: update to version 1.5.0.4

Version 1.5.0.4 is available here. It fixes some security vulerabilities rated Highly Critical, so check your version, and update if it's not 1.5.0.4.

It's never a bad time to check for updates on other "Internet-facing" software like media players (WinAmp, iTunes, QuickTime), other browsers, and instant-messaging programs, either. Windows users can hit Windows Update to see if they need any new updates for the OS and its built-in stuff, and Mac users can use Apple's Software Update feature.

I've met Windows users who think that because they use a different browser than Internet Explorer, they don't need to go to Windows Update, or at least that they don't need to keep Internet Explorer patched. Not so. Visit the Windows Update site monthly, and/or turn on Automatic Updates in the Control Panel, so you keep your vulnerabilities to a minimum

Also, if you have an old-generation antivirus software that was made several years ago, it's probably not fully equipped to handle new types of threats like we have today. If you can't afford a new pay-for version, consider using a free-for-home-users one like AntiVir, which is probably the best of the free ones. mech's general antivirus configuration tips

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Old 06-03-06, 10:05 AM   #2
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Bump for the Saturday crowd Update and enjoy your weekend!
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Bump for the Saturday crowd Update and enjoy your weekend!
Do you know of a plugin for firefox that saves the last tabs that were open and then restores them like Opera does?
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Old 06-03-06, 02:06 PM   #4
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Do you know of a plugin for firefox that saves the last tabs that were open and then restores them like Opera does?
I'm afraid I don't If you visit the same set of pages enough, I believe you can open all the pages tabbed, then set your homepage to be all of the tabs at once, so when you open the browser or home it, they all come up. Any good?
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- didn't have to do this manually - ff did it for me on my OS X boxen!

- tks ff!
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- didn't have to do this manually - ff did it for me on my OS X boxen!

- tks ff!
That's interesting. I'm not an OS X guy, so bear with my stupid question: how does it update without root/su privileges, or does it prompt you to elevate it, or how's that work? On a Windows system with a Restricted-User/Limited account, a la *nix, it doesn't work (last I knew of) and that's good because you don't WANT the browser to be able to be altered from a low-rights account in the first place.
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That's interesting. I'm not an OS X guy, so bear with my stupid question: how does it update without root/su privileges, or does it prompt you to elevate it, or how's that work? On a Windows system with a Restricted-User/Limited account, a la *nix, it doesn't work (last I knew of) and that's good because you don't WANT the browser to be able to be altered from a low-rights account in the first place.
- you are correct... however, i have ff Prefs->Advanced->Update set to "Automatically download and install the update" (i keep /Users/* backed up)

- but yes, one would need to supply su's passwd in order to install/update system-wide clients under OS X

- for example, Fink's apt-get installed clients require su's passwd (fortunately only the first time in a single Fink Commander GUI session)...
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- you are correct... however, i have ff Prefs->Advanced->Update set to "Automatically download and install the update" (i keep /Users/* backed up)

- but yes, one would need to supply su's passwd in order to install/update system-wide clients under OS X

- for example, Fink's apt-get installed clients require su's passwd (fortunately only the first time in a single Fink Commander GUI session)...
No offense, but I'm docking you five demerits on your *NIX membership card for handing off root privileges to a web browser like that!
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Another bump. Secunia rates some of the vulnerabilities in the Highly critical category, so if you use FireFox, check your version and update if you don't have 1.5.0.4.
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Mine did it for me a couple of days ago. hehe
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https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1774/
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