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Hannes-der-Kater Firefox 4.0
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Last edited on 10th Mar, 2011 18:24

Hi Secunia-Team,
I was a beta-tester of FF 4.0 since beta 8.
We've got the final release today. Very fine !
I think that PSI should recognise my default browser
and find out the right directory path
( even there is an old path with FF 3.6.13, which is out of use )

Or have I to uninstall the version prior to FF 4.0 ?

In summary, I'm glad to use PSI.
Thanks and best regards
Hannes-der-Kater

PS: the latest version of FF < 4.0
is not 3.6.14, but 3.6.15, I guess.

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Anthony Wells RE: Firefox 4.0
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Hi ,

If you are saying that 4.0 is at the (final) RC stage , then Secunia/the PSI will not recognise it ; it needs to be RTM . If it is RTM , then you can make a suggestion for a missing programme to Secunia via the link "Are you missing a program" on the top right of the Scan Results page in version 2.0 (at the bottom of some pages in version 1.5.x , if I remember correctly) .

3.6.14 is the last "secure" version recognised by the PSI/Secunia as 3.6.15 is a Java applet "non-security" bug fix; both display as secure/fully patched .

Hope that is clear .

Anthony.

PS: Mozilla website is still showing 4.0 as RC .

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mogs RE: Firefox 4.0
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Hello.
There's an extract of an Inquirer article re Firefox 4 in CYBERCLIPS 57 this month....you can read the full story at :-
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2032904/m...
You might find it informative......regards,

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Hannes-der-Kater RE: Firefox 4.0
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Hello Anthony,
thanks for your reply - you are right.
FF 4.0 is a RC, not the final one.

I want to point out the second issue in my post:

I have installed FF 3.6.13 ( now updated to ...15 ),
but this is NOT my default browser - and the "old fox" is aware of this fact, indeed.

The default browser I use is the younger fox - loaded from a different directory.

Why is PSI unable to handle this fact ?
In PSI-interface, tab "Secure Browsing" there are only to entries: IE8 and FF3.6.x

Thanks and
Have a nice week-end
Hannes

By the way:
My other PC, my working one, got UBUNTU 10.10 exclusively.
Hence all stress about viruses has gone ;-))
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Anthony Wells RE: Firefox 4.0
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Hello Hannes ,

The simple answer is that Secunia/the PSI does not track , monitor , record or display anything pre "Final Release/Release to Marketing (Manufacturing)" so all Alpha's , Beta's and Release Candidates are ignored completely . This applies to my Google Chrome 11.x version - which is from the Dev Channel (pre- Beta) - and equally to (the latest) IE9 RC .

It is the way Secunia have always operated ; see entry seven the of the Secunia Scan Results section of the FAQ's :-

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

The PSI does track and display anything it can see to get it's hands on ; it doesn't care if it's default , enabled/disabled , etc., if it can see it installed , it will call it .

So , similarly to you , I see the old Ff 3.6.15 and IE 8 in "Secure Browsing" , but no Chrome 11.x Dev Channel - zilch , nada , not a sausage .

By chance , the PSI shows the Google gears app. entries for both my Chrome Browser and Chrome Frame programmes on the "Scan Results" page but only displays the gears version number ; however , the "installation path of the detected instance" shows/contains my actual version number , but the PSI does not "react" to that in any way .

Secunia are not going to change their rules for you in this instance , much as you may think they should and however deserving you think your cause :(((

Take care

Anthony

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Hannes-der-Kater RE: Firefox 4.0
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Hi Anthony,
all my issues are fixed and closed now.
Thanks a lot for your nice answer.

I think Secunia does the best in the Universe of Microsoft,
but - as I wrote - I'm glad to leave it behind me...

Have a nice day
Hannes

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