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Firefox 2.0 Released

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The Mozilla group has released the latest version of FireFox, updating it to version 2.0. This latest version of the popular web browser touts updated security features amongst other improvements.

One of the newest updates in this iteration of the popular web browser is the "Phishing Filter" feature. This component will protect web surfers by blocking malicious phishing websites from displaying any content. Phishing is defined as:

"A form of Internet fraud that aims to steal valuable information such as credit cards, social security numbers, user IDs and passwords."

Firefox 2.0 will also add protection from spyware installations. Such applications will not install by default, and users will be clearly prompted for such types of installations.

You can download Firefox 2.0 from the ITS Software page: www.nyu.edu/its/software/.