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The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser has been taken offline after a security vulnerability was discovered.

Users who had upgraded to version 16 were advised to downgrade to the previous safe release until Firefox developers released a fix.

The vulnerability allowed "a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited", Mozilla said.

The non-profit company said that only a "limited number of users are affected".

The download had been taken offline within a day of its initial release, the organisation's UK spokesman said.

He added that no users had been upgraded automatically to the new version.

Automatically upgraded

In a blog post, Mozilla's director of security assurance Michael Coates said a fix was being worked on and should be expected on Thursday.

"At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild," he added.

"Firefox 16 has been temporarily removed from the current installer page and users will automatically be upgraded to the new version as soon as it becomes available.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19909106

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See ? New is not always better. ;) This is why I don't rush to get the latest versions.

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The vulnerability allowed "a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited", Mozilla said.

Big deal.

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See ? New is not always better. ;) This is why I don't rush to get the latest versions.

and Mozilla sets the awesome bar all the way to the top. Not only do they admit an issue, they post advice, a fix and easy solution to their users.

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It's already on the front page...

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so what do we do if it automatically updated?

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so what do we do if it automatically updated?

Check for an update again and you should see 16.0.1.

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Oh IE why are you so vulnerable these days?

Wait...

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Check for an update again and you should see 16.0.1.

Just got it. All is well.

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