Mozilla has released Firefox 8, fixing six vulnerabilities, three of them critical.

"As a security upgrade, Firefox 8 is important enough to warrant a mention on the web site of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which is recommending that users apply 'necessary updates to help mitigate the risk,'" writes CRN's Antone Gonsalves.

"All of the fixes patch holes that pose a security risk to users doing no more than normal Web browsing," Gonsalves writes.

Go to "Firefox 8 Patches Six Security Holes" to read the details.

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