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Firefox 10 Relieves Add-On Updating Pain

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Mozilla today patched eight vulnerabilities in Firefox as it shipped the latest iteration in its rapid release schedule.

Firefox 10, sixth in the line of updates that have been rolling off the development line every six weeks since mid-2011, fixed half a dozen flaws rated "critical," Mozilla's highest threat ranking, and another two labeled "high."

Although Mozilla touted several new features in Firefox 10 it thought were important to developers , the most noticeable change to users is the browser's ability to automatically mark nearly all add-ons as compatible with each upgrade.

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