20 September 2013

On 17 September 2013, Mozilla issued security and functionality updates for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Firefox release 24 includes fixes for 17 security issues, with 7 items it lists as critical.

Thunderbird release 24 includes fixes for 13 security issues with 6 listed as critical.

The updates are also available for Firefox for Android mobiles. You can check the Google Play store for the latest version.

How to update

By default these products should automatically check for and install updates.

You can manually check the version you’re using, and initiate updates by going to:

Help > About

A pop up window should indicate it is checking for updates (as well as the version number).

More information

How to set automatic updates on your computer.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.

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