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Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7 now available....
HardOCP ^ | Thursday March 05, 2009 | Steve

Posted on 03/05/2009 8:54:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7

For all you alternative browser types out there, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox (3.0.7). The latest updated fixes eight vulnerabilities, six of which are considered critical.

Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browsers; firefox; internet

1 posted on 03/05/2009 8:54:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is it going to disable all my streaming radio site, lose all my bookmarks and browsing history like the last time I upgraded to 3.03?


2 posted on 03/05/2009 8:58:12 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr

I didn’t have any trouble.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 9:05:12 AM PST by Malsua
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

4 posted on 03/05/2009 9:07:18 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the heads-up.


5 posted on 03/05/2009 9:08:49 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: raybbr

Nope. I just updated mine. Worked fine. Even left me logged into FR. ;-)


6 posted on 03/05/2009 9:12:40 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Te odeo, interfice te cochleare)
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To: raybbr

Who knows...the firefox forums are not much help...I need a 64 bit version...don’t see it.


7 posted on 03/05/2009 9:13:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does anybody no anything about Comodo firewall?

It appears that it is only available with the anti-virus program now?

Was it always like that?


8 posted on 03/05/2009 9:13:57 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
hmmm...I use Comodo. It isn't a firewall anymore?!!
will have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up.
9 posted on 03/05/2009 9:27:12 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I think it is both a Firewall and Anti-virus package.

I was going to install the firewall last night, but held back because I already have Avast for AV protection. Don’t want another.


10 posted on 03/05/2009 9:29:18 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I rec'd that update via the auto update function.

Sadly, I can't tell when I got it. The Installed date reads as Jan. 01, 1970, 12:00:00 AM!

Furthermore, I've been having problems lately. Such as a huge amount of memory being used (340,000kb) with 4 tabs open, and sometimes, when I have multiple tabs open, clicking on one produces the hour glass and a 30 second to 1 minute or so wait for anything to happen.

I've been thinking, perhaps, it was an errant add on, but disabling them makes no difference at all.


11 posted on 03/05/2009 9:29:50 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I use Comodo on this box. Can you explain a little more?


12 posted on 03/05/2009 9:31:17 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I switched to Opera a couple of weeks ago. Thunderbird crapped,then Firefox. Thunderbrid crapped out on my sis last fall, she is still using Firefox.


13 posted on 03/05/2009 9:31:24 AM PST by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Does anybody no anything about Comodo firewall?

Know, I don't no anything about it.

14 posted on 03/05/2009 9:32:16 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Know thank you. I should have nown that someone would notice that.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 9:34:24 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does it still slow to crawl if you open up several tabs at once? I used to think FF was great, but then it got slower than IE, so I’ve switched back to IE. I know I’m just one of many who did.


16 posted on 03/05/2009 9:35:01 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Retired Greyhound

Ah, I see. It looks like they may be only offering the “combo” for download now. I wonder if I’ll be forced to switch?


17 posted on 03/05/2009 9:40:08 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: GLDNGUN

I have plenty of memory and horsepower so I don’t notice any slowdown...running Ubuntu Jaunty Alpha 5 64 bit...at the moment....FF 3.0.6 yet.


18 posted on 03/05/2009 9:45:04 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’d be glad to see an update that fixes all memory leak issues in FF. Mine is currently running at a 181 Mb usage. Up from where it started at 51Mb 4 hours ago.


19 posted on 03/05/2009 10:01:02 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Malsua

There are a bazillion threads at the forum about upgrading to 3.03 and the loss of bookmarks, etc. It was a real pain. In fact, it wiped out a lot of stuff in Thunderbird. I had a heck of a time finding the backups.

Has me scared to death about upgrading.


20 posted on 03/05/2009 10:02:56 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr

I upgraded last night at home and at this computer this AM. No problems on either. I can understand your issues however. This update does address some critical vulnerabilities, it’s probably a good idea to update.


21 posted on 03/05/2009 10:33:21 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce

Downloading in the background as I type.


22 posted on 03/05/2009 10:39:16 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: raybbr

Firefox creates more problems than it solves with its updates.

Many of the updates conflict with the various extensions. So, extentions don’t work until the authors update them.


23 posted on 03/05/2009 10:39:37 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Retired Greyhound
Does anybody no anything about Comodo firewall?

I have the older version, which is standalone. It is great. According to the Gibson Research Leak Test, my computer has zero visibility to intruders.

Comodo has combined several of their programs in to a Suite. [Suites are problems waiting to happen. They tend to consume too many resources and soon grow in to bloatware.]
24 posted on 03/05/2009 10:42:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: GLDNGUN
I used to think FF was great, but then it got slower than IE, so I’ve switched back to IE. I know I’m just one of many who did.

Firefox has had memory leakage problems since about version 0.05. They can't seem to fix it.

If I open streaming video (youtube) a few times, etc., as the day goes on, and then look at Task Manager program usage, Firefox consumes upwards of 200k memory -- even if all tabs are closed.


25 posted on 03/05/2009 10:46:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: raybbr
Has me scared to death about upgrading.

Anymore, whenever I have a program that is running good, I turn off the upgrades. They can create more problems than they solve.

Several months ago I had everything, including XP upgraded. Then I found my pctv would glitch and close, and stuff operated slow.

I started uninstalling one program at a time. Part of the problem was java update, part was Windows XP update and part was AVG update.

I restored my system to last-best configuration (I use clonegenius for that) and have stopped updates. My system is currently running pretty good.
26 posted on 03/05/2009 10:52:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: raybbr
Up and running here...32 bit version of SuperUbuntu 2008.11....under 400 Meg ...which is 10.9% of available memory.
27 posted on 03/05/2009 10:53:08 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: CedarDave; All
Related thread:

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3, Beta 4 now on tap

28 posted on 03/05/2009 10:55:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: martin_fierro

Multitasking is good...


29 posted on 03/05/2009 10:57:07 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: TomGuy
So, extentions don’t work until the authors update them.

Is that something new?

30 posted on 03/05/2009 10:58:17 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I tried the last Ubuntu. It would load so far and then glitch and error out with something about incompatible video.

The nearest I would tell, it didn’t like my 22” NEC LCD monitor.


31 posted on 03/05/2009 10:58:40 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You don't use extentions?

LOL

[Sometimes I spell check. Sometimes I don't.]
32 posted on 03/05/2009 11:01:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

What is the video card?


33 posted on 03/05/2009 11:02:16 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: TomGuy

What is your philosophy about working with computers....?


34 posted on 03/05/2009 11:03:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Still downloading in the background as I type.

< |:(~

35 posted on 03/05/2009 12:18:23 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What is the video card?

It is a standard onboard (on the motherboard). The computer is about 3 years old.

Some of the other flavors of Linux (live CDs) will load.

What is your philosophy about working with computers....?

I'm not sure what you are asking. I mostly just do home computing now. Occasional wordprocessing/spreadsheet, mostly browsing Internet.
36 posted on 03/05/2009 12:21:03 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
What is your philosophy about working with computers....?

For example....mine is... Computer should deliver nearly instantaneous results...within a liberal budget...

There is no good reason for man to wait on a computer to respond....

37 posted on 03/05/2009 1:03:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: TomGuy

Also....screwing with all the anti virus and anti spyware that Microsoft software allows to have carte-blanche access to my machine is pointless....spent the time and effort with learning how to work with operating systems that have more architectural impediments to malware on the web...


38 posted on 03/05/2009 1:07:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: Dead Corpse; Malsua; Ernest_at_the_Beach

(Damn long nics!)

You guys have any trouble updating XP to SP3? MS keeps telling me to upgrade but then warns me to back up my PC beforehand. Any problems with multiple users?

Thanks.


39 posted on 03/05/2009 1:50:14 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr

Nope. No problems with SP3 either. We only have about 80 PC’s in the District though. The rest are Macs...


40 posted on 03/05/2009 2:10:31 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Te odeo, interfice te cochleare)
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To: raybbr

I tried to upgrade XP to SP3.

One of my protective programs would not allow it.

Now, I am glad, because I’ve read of problems with SP3 and various drivers.


41 posted on 03/05/2009 3:14:17 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: raybbr

I’ve installed SP3 on at least 3 dozen machines without issue.


42 posted on 03/05/2009 3:51:25 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

PING


43 posted on 03/05/2009 4:01:32 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: TomGuy

clonegenius restores desktop???

I hate losing the desktop shortcuts etc.

Thx.


44 posted on 03/05/2009 4:35:19 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix

Clonegenius actually makes a copy of your OS partition/drive and saves it as a file.

If you need to restore, it rewrites the file to the partition/drive, thus retaining all your settings as they were when you made the original clongenius copy file.

Note that any new data, installs, etc., made after the original clone are lost.

I make clone copies periodically, especially after I have installed or updated programs. Clonegenius recognizes the USB drives, which are relatively cheap any more. So there is no reason not to have backups/clones of your system. I also have my system and program files on my C: drive (partition) and data files on my D: drive (partition). That way, if the C: drive system or program files become corrupted, my data on D: drive is untouched.


45 posted on 03/05/2009 5:59:35 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Sounds good.

Have bought so many such things over the years and all have been a disappointment.

What’s the price?

Thanks.


46 posted on 03/05/2009 6:01:24 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Malsua; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I’ve installed SP3 on at least 3 dozen machines without issue.

Can you summarize what SP3 adds/does? One thing I like about Vista is that if you are in a non-administrator screen and want to add something to the system it will ask for an administrator password so you don't have to switch back and forth. Were they smart enough to add that to SP3?

I did the FF update. So far ok.

47 posted on 03/07/2009 5:19:25 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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