Why is Firefox forcing me to upgrade to the latest version?

Episode 886 (1:21:53)

Chip from Cherry Hill, NJ

This is because security in the browser is paramount. Everyone including Firefox, Google, Microsoft and Apple all realize browsers have to be kept up to date. Microsoft has even created a site begging people still using IE6 to upgrade. Chip says he liked the separate search boxes in the older browsers, but Leo says it's not worth the security risk of staying with an older version. Firefox also had a severe problem with memory leaking causing a crash, so updating will fix that too.

Chip has a Roboform extension that won't work with the new version. Leo recommends using LastPass instead. It's free and works on every platform.