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Mozilla drops supports for SeaMonkey 1.x

SeaMonkey 1.0

Mozilla has dropped support for the 1.x series of its all-in-one internet application suite, SeaMonkey. SeaMonkey 1.0 was released four years ago and v1.1 came a year later (v.1.1 is three years old). Today, SeaMonkey project hasdecided to discontinue the 1.x series in favor of the more modern and secure SeaMonkey 2.x.

The SeaMonkey 1.x series will no longer receive security updates – the SeaMonkey team urges users of that series to upgrade to the latest version 2.0, v2.0.3 to be precise. Furthermore, the SeaMonkey team “continues to strongly urge people still using the old Mozilla Suite or Netscape 4, 6 or 7 to upgrade to the new SeaMonkey 2.0 version”. In this notes it states that “all these older software packages suffer from a large, and steadily increasing, number of security vulnerabilities because they are no longer being maintained”.

If you’re still using SeaMonkey 1.0 its time to move on to v2.0, even SeaMonkey 1.1.19 is not safe enough.