July 28, 2007

Fixing Firefox

The guys at Samizdata mention a security fix for the Firefox browser, which you should definitely do if you're using Firefox in Windows.

To do this, start FireFox, enter the URL “about:config”, scroll down, and for each of the following entries make sure it is set to “true”.

If it isn’t, right-click the line and choose “Toggle”, which will set the value to “true”

network.protocol-handler.warn-external-default
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.mailto
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.news
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.nntp
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.snews

This will at least give you a warning that Firefox is being asked to do something suspicious; you will have to judge for yourself whether it is nasty.

Thanks to Lastango for the tip.

Posted by Physics Geek at July 28, 2007 10:39 PM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!
Comments

ok, done

... what did I do?

Posted by: Harvey at August 4, 2007 02:24 PM