Firefox 16 Appears Then Disappears From Web Due To A Security Issue [UPDATED]

For most of yesterday, Firefox 16 was available from Mozilla’s download page, but it was pulled today due to a security issue. The Mozilla blog has the details:

The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.  At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild.

At this point, users who have installed Firefox 16 are suggested to go back to Firefox 15.0.1. A new version of Firefox is rumored to be hitting the streets today. We’ll see if that happens.

So, does this shake your faith in Firefox? Post a comment and share your thoughts.

UPDATE: Firefox 16.0.1 is now live. Download away.

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