Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Browsers, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opinion, Phishing, Security, Vulnerabilities
Note: This is the last planned release of Firefox 2. All users are encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3. Firefox 18.104.22.168 does not include Phishing Protection.
Despite mixed reviews at its initial release, Firefox 3 is now stable and should now be your browser of choice for safe surfing on the web. Besides using far less system memory than previous versions, Firefox 3 “includes strict anti-phishing and anti-malware measures, plus easy ways to tell the good guys from the bad like [the] new one-click site ID info” according to Mozilla.
If you’re not already using it, be sure to install the NoScript add-on. Firefox 3 with NoScript is the simplest, safest browser setup you can get at the moment. And just to be sure, I deliberately went to a really bad site to see what would happen. Firefox delivered. Take a look at the screen shot below.
So, if you’re still using any earlier version of Firefox. Upgrade now to Firefox 3. And if (heaven forbid!) you’re still using Internet Explorer, stop putting yourself at risk and switch to Firefox 3 now.
Have a safe and happy holiday season, both on and off the web!