Firefox 4 reaches end of life

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 22 2011 @ 21:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VentureBeat reports Firefox 4 users are urged to upgrade to Firefox 5 because old versions will no longer receive security updates.
When Mozilla launched Firefox 5 yesterday, there were no mentions of security updates for Firefox 4. And for good reason: Mozilla is treating Firefox 5 as 4′s final security update.

Now that Mozilla has put itself on a rapid release development cycle, similar to what Google does with Chrome, old numbered versions of the product will no longer get security updates. Users that don’t update will likely be exposed to vulnerabilities as they are discovered.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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