Are you using Firefox ESR 60.7.1 or Firefox version 67.0.3? If the answer is “no,” or you are not certain, perhaps just upgrade your browser immediately. Firefox manufacturer Mozilla is alerting that the browser has a zero-day error that is actively being used in the wild—you do not see that daily—and it has launched an emergency fix that can allow you get rid of that hole instantly.
Upgrading Firefox can be as simple as starting the browser again, although you can also click the hamburger logo on the top in the right corner, enter “Update” into the search area, and click the “Restart to update Firefox” option to be certain. Or just install a new version right away.
Either way, you will possibly see a “Congrats! You’re using the latest version of Firefox.” message once you restart the browser.
It is not certain precisely what attackers are trying to attain by actively using this error, but pinching cryptocurrency is one prediction. The error was discovered by Samuel Groß in his roles as a member of both the Coinbase Security team and security research division for Google’s Project Zero.
On a related note, incognito modes and VPNs can assist, but if you need to jump to a whole another level of privacy, there is the well-known Tor Browser. It has lastly arrived out of beta and launched on Android in a stable roll out, the Tor Project declared. That will make it a lot simpler to browse in complete anonymity on the Tor network without having to jump via hoops to get linked.
“Mobile browsing is elevating all over the world, and in some regions, it is majorly the only method people use the web,” the firm claimed to the media. “In these same regions, there is often heavy censorship and surveillance online, so we made it a top preference to get to these consumers.”