The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Firefox users to update their browsers. The rare warning was issued earlier this week after Mozilla launched two critical security updates. Based on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the exploit could permit hackers to “take control of an affected system.”
Mozilla is “aware of focused assaults within the wild abusing this flaw.” In an announcement offered to Engadget, a Mozilla spokesperson stated, “on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 reported a vulnerability that was used as a part of targeted attacks on an area network. We began shipping Firefox updates to handle this safety vulnerability the subsequent morning.”
If this all sounds a little familiar that seems as a result of it is the third zero-day exploit Mozilla has patched in lower than a year. Last summer season, Mozilla discovered two critical bugs in less than a week. Each vulnerability was actively misused.