It’s time to get the latest version of Firefox. Firefox 41 has 19 security fixes, four of them labeled “critical.”
But that’s not all! The new Firefox has some very cool, very unique features. You’re going to need to get the crucial patch and you’ll see what interesting new tricks Firefox has up its sleeve.
The four critical flaws fix everything from vulnerable HTML media content, unsafe graphics and a sharing issue. A critical flaw in Firefox code is nothing to joke about.
For Firefox, a critical flaw means that a “vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.” So hackers would be able to access your most private files if they exploited these coding issues.
Now that the flaws are fixed, you can focus on the cool new features of Firefox 41.
One of the biggest changes is the addition of Firefox’s instant messaging feature. It’s being called “Hello” and as of right now, it is only available to Firefox desktop users. Mobile users will have to wait until Firefox developers work out a functional Hello mobile version.
You can also set a profile picture with Firefox 41. You can enable this profile picture to turn on when you are active in the Hello messenger.
Another welcome addition is the ability to choose from different search engines like Google and Bing, so you’re not bogged down with a search engine you dislike. Swipe gestures are something developers included in the latest version of the software.
Now you’ll be able to move your fingers in different ways to take you to places within the Firefox program.
Firefox 41 seems like it will be a big improvement from the last version, and you’re going to want to get it on your desktop before hackers take over your online account.