Mozilla, the non-profit group behind the Firefox opensource browser, issued an alert, warning users that a combination of bugs could allow criminals to access users' &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/12/26/41406_.html ' target=_blank>private information - including banking details, logins and passwords.
There is broad concern that hackers may be turning their focus on Firefox, which initially won over users by promising more secure internet surfing.
The exploitation of two separate flaws in Firefox means that outside hackers can return to surfers’ previously visited pages. These could contain credit card details or other personal information.
The rush to patch the problems, which also affect Mozilla Suite, the all-in-one &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/usa/2002/11/18/39602.html ' target=_blank>internet application, marked the fourth major security scare at Mozilla in three months, informs the Times Online.
n response, the Mozilla Foundation has changed its update servers to protect against this arbitrary code execution and is working on a patch for the problems.