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Update WebMail Notifier To Version 2.9.11 Fixes Broken Gmail Script

imageMy Firefox add-on, WebMail Notifier, stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of my productivity or, lack of the same if it  stops working – as it did over-night. The problem was restricted to Gmail – Hotmail and Yahoo Mail were unaffected – still, what a pain!

From the: Why reinvent the wheel files – Geeks, just like everyone else, turn to Google, or….. – in the event that others have experienced the same problem and, a solution has been posted.

Long story short –

Google has initiated a number of changes in Gmail’s log-in address (which they seem to do regularly), that broke the log-in script in WebMail Notifier. Apparently, this Google rollout is taking place over several days – so, it’s possible that if a user has more than one Gmail account, one or more may be impacted, but not others.

I found a number of manual solutions to this problem – all of which worked. However, if you are currently dealing with this issue – you can avoid all the hassle by simply downloading version 2.9.11 of WebNotifier, which corrects the problem.

Download at: WebMail Notifier

Kudos to the add-on developer for jumping on this quickly – again.

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Update WebMail Notifier To Version 2.8 – Fixes Broken Gmail Script

imageAbove all my Firefox and Chrome add-ons, WebMail Notifier stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of my productivity or, lack of the same if it  stops working – as it did last night. The problem was restricted to Gmail (thankfully), and Hotmail and Yahoo Mail were unaffected – still, what a pain!

Geeks, just like everyone else, turn to Google, or….., in the hope that others have experienced the same problem and, a solution has been posted.

Long story short –

Google has initiated a number of changes in Gmail’s log-in address (which they have done in the past), that broke the log-in script in WebMail Notifier. Apparently, this Google rollout is taking place over several days – so, it’s possible that if a user has more than one Gmail account, one or more may be impacted, but not others.

I found a number of manual solutions to this problem – all of which worked. However, if you are currently dealing with this issue – you can avoid all the hassle by simply downloading version 2.8 of WebNotifier, which corrects the problem.

Download at: WebMail Notifier

Kudos to the add-on developer for jumping on this quickly.

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Update Firefox – Firefox 3.6.13 Released – Fixes 11 Critical Issues

imageFirefox 3.6.13 was released by Mozilla on Thursday (December 9), which addresses 13 documented issues, 11 rated as critical – including a vulnerability which can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.

Since Browser vulnerabilities operate as a prime gateway for malware, immediate updating is strongly recommended.

If you haven’t updated your version of Firefox yet, then go to Help – Check for updates. Not all users allow automatic updates and installation – I’m one, as the following (older), graphic illustrates. However, I do allow the update to download.

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Fixed in Firefox 3.6.13

MFSA 2010-84 XSS hazard in multiple character encodings

MFSA 2010-83 Location bar SSL spoofing using network error page

MFSA 2010-82 Incomplete fix for CVE-2010-0179

MFSA 2010-81 Integer overflow vulnerability in NewIdArray

MFSA 2010-80 Use-after-free error with nsDOMAttribute MutationObserver

MFSA 2010-79 Java security bypass from LiveConnect loaded via data: URL meta refresh

MFSA 2010-78 Add support for OTS font sanitizer

MFSA 2010-77 Crash and remote code execution using HTML tags inside a XUL tree

MFSA 2010-76 Chrome privilege escalation with window.open and <isindex> element

MFSA 2010-75 Buffer overflow while line breaking after document.write with long string

MFSA 2010-74 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:1.9.2.13/ 1.9.1.16)

For an overview of Browser security add-ons you should consider installing, read – An IT Professional’s Must Have Firefox and Chrome Add-ons, here on this site.

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