The government warns you to update Firefox ASAP

A vulnerability in the Firefox browser is so bad that even the U.S. government is warning you to patch it ASAP. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber-Infrastructure division sent out an alert advising 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.

According to Mozilla, this was a critical vulnerability. Using this security flaw, a hacker could trick you into going to a malicious website and then load malware or ransomware to take control of your computer.

Users are advised to update to Firefox version 72.0.1. Here’s how. Open Firefox. Click the three-line menu icon and choose Help from the drop-down menu.


Then select About Firefox.


Firefox will automatically check for updates and download them.


You’ll need to restart the browser when updates are finished.



2 thoughts on “The government warns you to update Firefox ASAP

  1. CYN, just a question: if one was using a standard user account rather than an administrator account (which seems to be the default account for Windows 10), would that prevent this hack from succeeding? THANKS AGAIN for all your good reporting and training!

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