It has been an eventful month already for the Firefox development team, which anounced Wednesday that it would forego a 1.1 release in favor of a more comprehensive September update which will become version 1.5. Earlier this month Spread Firefox, the marketing site for the open source project, was hacked by spammers seeking to us the site as a delivery vehicle.
Meanwhile, a major security problem was discovered last week in the popular Greasemonkey extension for Firefox, which could expose a user’s local files to the Internet. Users are advised to either uninstall Greasemonkey or use a version that fixes the flaw but has reduced functionality. Greasemonkey is not a Mozilla product, but an add-on created and maintained by the user community.