Firefox version 15.0.1 released; fixes privacy issues
Date: 9/7/2012 2:59:00 AM
If you are a long time user of Firefox, you are like to agree with the oft repeated comment ‘every other version of the Firefox seems better’. Which is another way of saying that every alternate version of Firefox sucks.
I know a couple of guys and gals who never update the ‘rounded’ or ‘even’ number versions, (like 13.0, 14.0.2, 15), but wait for the next release (like 13.0.1, 14.0.3, 15.0.1, etc.). Personally I don’t recommend it because even a slightly buggy browser is better than an insecure, exploitable one.
A near and dear one was complaining to me the other day that those buggers at the BBC seems to be tracking him - even though he was on private browsing mode in his Firefox 15.
Sadly, it isn’t the buggers at BBC who are deliberate about it. It is actually the bugs in the Mozilla Firefox 15 which prevented the browser’s private browsing mode from working as meant to. Which Mozilla has fixed in the Firefox 15.0.1.
The Firefox’s special private browsing mode is designed so that the browser doesn’t record or keep copies of websites you visit. But Firefox 15 (released on 28 Aug 12) had a bug in private browsing mode which did *not* block the generation of cached files - exactly the opposite of what it was meant for.
That issue has been fixed in the Firefox 15.0.1., which should make the private browsing feature work as it was meant to - means no caching of files locally. As of this post, the changelog still reflects the one of 15 and not that of Firefox 15.0.1.