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ATTACK ON FIREFOX: HOMELAND URGES ALL USERS TO UPDATE WITHOUT ANY DELAY 2

ATTACK ON FIREFOX: HOMELAND URGES ALL USERS TO UPDATE WITHOUT ANY DELAY

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox web browser, you may want to stop what you’re browsing and update it. This call comes not only from Mozilla but also from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The problem is that Firefox versions only contain a critical vulnerability for older versions, which could allow an attacker to control the entire operating system of the user, regardless of whether Windows or Mac is running, so Homeland Security starts with an urgent call from Users after an update.
From CISA’s warning:
Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 and apply the necessary updates.
From Mozilla Team, They said: “We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.”
TO UPGRADE YOUR FIREFOX BROWSER:
• On a Mac: launch Firefox and click About > Firefox and click the “Restart to update Firefox” button.
• On a Windows OS: launch Firefox and go to Options > Firefox Updates or Options > Advanced > Update to update Firefox.
The version you want to run (vulnerability protected) is Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 or later. It is not known to affect Firefox browsers on mobile devices.

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