Firefox Needs Update Now!

Update Firefox Now! Or a Security Flaw Can Steal Your Local Files

Mozilla has issued a critical update that fixes a security flaw, which could let hackers steal files from your hard drive.

Apparently, an advertisement on a Russian web site served an exploit that injected a Javascript payload to search and upload sensitive files from your PC to Ukraine-based servers.

What You Need to Do

  1. Start Firefox. (Windows users ,enable your Menu Bar by right-clicking on the settings icon)
  2. In menu, go to Help > About Firefox or File > About Firefox, depending on your OS
  3. Firefox will automatically start checking for the update and install it
  4. Click Restart Firefox to Update
  5. Go back to About Firefox and check that you are running v39.0.3

As always, if you need help, please contact me at scb@computertamers.ca