Mozilla Firefox is very popular among most of the internet browsers for its versatility and the umpteen number of plugins that one can add to it to enhance internet browsing experience. In this age of Youtube and embedded videos one cannot do away with flash plugins but outdated plugins have become an easy source of entry point for hackers to attack systems.
The problem basically lies with the original vendors who ship outdated plug-ins and Firefox will be addressing this issue when they release their next updates for Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.0, Firefox 3.5.3 and Firefox 3.0.14 respectively this coming Tuesday. Once these updates have been insatalled users will be able to see a warning message when there flash plugins are out of date and below a link where they can download the latest plugin will be provided.
The message will be displayed as follows “You should update Adobe Flash right now. Firefox is up to date, but your current version of Flash can cause security and stability issues. Please install the free update as soon as possible.” This stems from the fact as many as 80% percent of the Firefox users have outdated Flash plugins which posses serious risk whereby a hacker can compromise on security issues. Mozilla will follow the same with other software vendors to provide a very nice user experience of using Firefox.