How do I know which version of Firefox I’m using?

A security vulnerability has been discovered in the latest version of Firefox. In case you're not sure if you have this version of the popular web browser, or if you don't know how to check what version of the Firefox browser you're using, here's a quick quide...

How to find my browser version

11 Oct, 2012
Martin Jarvis

Control your own domain

Security Vulnerability with Firefox

There has been a little publicity concerning a security breach in the very latest version of Firefox (v16). Apparently, a vulnerability has been discovered that can allow malicious users to find out what websites you have visited.

Mozilla have issued instructions on how to downgrade Firefox to V15.0.1 if you have already upgraded to version 16, although no users should have been automatically upgraded.

What’s my browser version?

Aside from this latest issue, it really is a good idea to keep your browsers (whichever ones you use – Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera etc) as up-to-date as possible. Just in case you’re not sure how to check which version of browser you are using, here’s a quick video guide – it refers to Firefox, but the principles are similar for other browsers).

1 Comment

  1. Charlotte

    Thanks for the warning Martin. For those like me with little technical background can so easily be swayed into having the latest and the newest without knowing enough about what we are doing.
    Thanks again
    Charlotte

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