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05/23/2005 10:09 AM ID: 48272 Permalink   

AOL Blunders and Releases Netscape 8.0 Unpatched

 

AOL, who owns Netscape, recently released Netscape 8.0 while touting of it's enhanced security. (SN Reported) According to developers of the Mozilla code, which Netscape and Firefox are based, the new version has vulnerabilities.

It seems that the same flaws that were patched in Firefox weeks ago were not patched when AOL released their newest version of Netscape. The flaws were rated as "critical" by monitoring company Secunia.

The flaws allow both scripting and remote system access if not patched. Netscape has been receiving a considerable amount of criticism about the matter from Mozilla developers.

 
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  3 Comments
  
  heh..  
 
what else can you expect from someone that has to send out a 1500 minute free cd every month for their service.
 
  by: maddhatter   05/23/2005 11:58 AM     
  oops  
 
hour not minute
 
  by: maddhatter   05/23/2005 11:59 AM     
  another over worked it depo story  
 
Programers can't help that there are constant exploits out in the market and so they missed one, never fear there will be alot more where that one came. and by then most wont remember this little incedent.
 
  by: Audiofox   06/01/2005 01:20 AM     
 
 
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