This advisory applies to Firefox Web Browser installed on all device types.
What is the new software vulnerability?
New critical vulnerability in the Firefox web browser has been discovered by security researches which is currently being attacked by malicious parties and criminal groups. Attackers could use this vulnerability to gain access to your devices by exploiting the way Firefox browser works on your devices.
Do I need to take any action?
Yes. Firefox vendor has released an emergency security update which addresses the vulnerability and has advised everyone who uses Firefox to immediately update to the latest version.
How do I update my Firefox Web Browser?
PEXA Security always advise to keep your software, including web browsers, up to date.
Please follow the steps below to update your browser,
Open your Firefox Web Browser and Click on the “Menu” and then Click on the “Help" (As indicated in red colour on the screen capture below)
2. Click on the “About Firefox”. This will start the update automatically
3. Make sure version it displays is as same as below highlighted in red text box
PEXA Security recommends members enable automatic updates to make sure in the future, new browser updates are done automatically.
Go to the top right-hand corner “Menu” and click on “Options” from the dropdown menu
2. Scroll down to the section “Firefox Updates” and tick the “Automatically install updates” check box. This will install updates automatically without any manual intervention in the future.