EPS (justeps) wrote,

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Paved with Good Intentions

Users who install the latest Firefox 3.0.x release are greeted with a "what's new" page that invokes a script (http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/js/detect-flash.js) intended to check if the user is running an old, buggy version of Adobe's Flash Plug-in, and, if so, display this dire warning:

You should update Adobe Flash Player right now.

Firefox is up to date, but your current version of Flash Player can cause security and stability issues. Please install the free update as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, their script doesn't understand that Flash Player version is a "fixed" version, and no update is necessary or appropriate. (Source: APSB09-10)

Shame on you, Mozilla, for needlessly frightening your customers.

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