June 4, 2020
Homeland Security Warns Mozilla Users to Update Firefox Immediately

US Department of Homeland Security Urges Firefox Users to Update their Browsers Immediately

Earlier this week, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to Firefox users, alerting them to a flaw that posed a security threat…

Just days ago, Homeland Security put out a consumer alert, warning people using the Mozilla Firefox browser, because of a serious vulnerability.

The exploit exploit could allow hackers to take control of users personal computers, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA.

Homeland Security Warns Mozilla Users to Update Firefox Immediately

The United States government issued a security risk warning earlier in the week, about risks associated with using the Firefox browser in its current state. Soon thereafter, a spokesperson for Mozilla told Engadget the following:

“…on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 reported a vulnerability that was used as part of targeted attacks on a local network. We started shipping Firefox updates to address this security vulnerability the next morning.”

This marks the third zero-day exploit found in the Mozilla browser in under a year’s time. However, the company has been quick to respond to new threats and issue fixes.

For now, it’s best to download Firefox 72.0.1 or ESR 68.4.1 in order to avoid potential security risks.

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