Firefox is one of the best browsers available today, but it also has security flaws and you should update it immediately if you don't want to be attacked.
Hacker News reported that Cisco discovered a vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox Quantum browser on Tuesday, allowing hackers to control the victim's computer remotely.
Due to 'shortcomings when standardizing HTML fragments' data in privileged documents on Chrome ', hackers can execute malicious code on users' machines by tricking them into opening links or files. From there hackers can install software, change passwords and retrieve other user data.
This vulnerability affects all users of Firefox on the desktop, versions on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire TV are not affected.
All Firefox versions on the desktop are affected by this vulnerability
Very quickly, Mozilla released the Firefox 58.0.1 update to fix this vulnerability. This is the first update to Firefox Quantum - Firefox 58 since its release last weekend.
Although not many people use Firefox Quantum with Google Chrome, this is still bad news for many people. Less than a month after its release, Quantum had more than 170 million downloads and half a billion hours of usage every day. Mozilla said the browser is also being downloaded by millions of users every day.
Fortunately, up to now, no users have been stolen from the data because of this vulnerability. But you should still update immediately to not become a victim. 'When the Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities have not been fixed, hackers don't take long to find a bug based on that patch. All users of software with an Internet connection should update the security when possible. '
If you are using Mozilla Firefox browser, you can download the update from the Mozilla homepage https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/58.0.1/releasenotes/ or on the open source repository https: //github.com/mozilla .
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