It’s 6:21 PM. Do you know what the current version of Firefox is?

Veteran blogger John Dominik reported yesterday that upgrading to Firefox 13 fixed some problems for him. So of course he’ll be thrilled to know that Firefox released a new version the very next day. The. Very. Next. Day.

From a security standpoint, there are two things to like about the new version.

For one, it makes it a little more obvious when you’re on a web site with strong security. Anything that raises awareness is a good thing.

Secondly, traffic to Google defaults to HTTPS, or SSL. That makes it much more difficult for anyone else to see what you’re searching for. While I don’t care who knows that I’m searching for how to find all the acronyms in a Word document, I certainly don’t want anyone to know what medical information I’m searching on. Do you want to risk your insurance company finding out, deciding you have a pre-existing condition and canceling your medical coverage? I didn’t think so.

Is it an update I recommend? Yes. Am I running it myself? Yes. Is it a good excuse to post a link to John’s blog so Google might rank him a little higher? Yes again.

2 thoughts on “It’s 6:21 PM. Do you know what the current version of Firefox is?

  • July 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm
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    Yeah, I noticed that. And I’m leaving town for the weekend, so I’m not going to have internet connectivity in case it horks something up, so I guess I’ll wait until Monday when 14.0.1b or c is available…

  • July 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    Start using startpage.com or ixquick.com already. Or at least duckduckgo. I used to use scroogle but they got shut down.

    We tell search engines things we wouldnt tell our wives.

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