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Added on : 2023-11-28 11:17:54

CERT-In, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, has issued a security warning regarding Mozilla's Firefox web browser. The alert mentioned potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to access confidential user data. It's concerning as Firefox faces not just one, but multiple security issues.

Affected Versions

Firefox ESR versions before 115.5.0Firefox iOS versions before 120Mozilla Thunderbird versions before 115.5

The Risks

The highlighted security flaws indicate the possibility of unauthorised access which poses a major threat to user security.

Protective Measures Advised by CERT-In

Update Firefox Immediately: Users are strongly advised to update their Firefox browser promptly. This step is crucial in addressing and mitigating the identified security issues.

Enable Automatic Updates: Ensure that automatic updates are enabled for your Firefox browser. This feature helps in keeping the browser's security measures up-to-date.

Exercise Caution with Links and Attachments: Avoid clicking on links and opening attachments from unknown senders, whether through messages or emails. This simple precaution can prevent potential security threats.

Editor & Publisher : Dr Dhimant Purohit


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