Mozilla Firefox has released a security update so important, even the Department of Homeland Security says you should download it.
As spotted by TNW, version 72.0.1 of Mozilla Firefox has been made available to download. The latest update patches a zero-day exploit that could allow a hacker to “take control of an affected system.”
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, in a post said this:
Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages 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.
To download the latest version of Mozilla (and if you use Mozilla you really should), select “Help” from the menu in the top-right corner of your browser and then select “About Firefox”. This will tell you what version you’re already running and give you the option to update.