Several other vulnerabilities were reported by researchers working for BlackBerry, the troubled Canadian smartphone maker. Last summer, Mozilla and BlackBerry began collaborating on security, with an emphasis on "fuzzing," a process that stress-tests code to locate bugs.
Windows, Mac and Linux editions of Firefox 26 can be downloaded from Mozilla's site; already installed copies will upgrade automatically. Users of Firefox for Android can retrieve the update from the Google Play store. The latter sports a new home screen and support for Bing and Yahoo as search choices in the U.S. and some countries of the European Union.
The next version of Firefox is scheduled to ship Feb. 4. The version after that -- Firefox 28 is slated to show up March 14 -- will be the first to sport the new user interface (UI), dubbed "Australis," that Mozilla has been working on since May 2012.
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