Browser Updates

Just a few days ago, two major web browsers have been updated to fix security vulnerabilities which may allow attackers to infect the computer with malware just by visiting a hacked website.

Google Chrome LogoGoogle released version 11 of the Chrome web browser. 18 of the more than 20 security holes which get closed with this release are rated “high”ly critical by the Google developers.

Mozilla Firefox LogoThe Mozilla developers also were busy fixing security issues within the Firefox webbrowser (and in the Thunderbird mail program, too). Firefox 4.0.1, 3.6.17 and 3.5.19 fix at least 3 security vulnerabilities.

The updates are either installed automatically or can be obtained with the integrated update mechanism of the software. As the security holes are rated critical, users and administrators should install them as soon as possible!

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor
techblog.avira.com