Hackers Are On A Fox Hunt
If you noticed your Firefox nagging you about a pending update, click the button before the hounds run you to ground as the exploits it protects you against are currently being exploited. Ars Technica inquired as to the nature of the vulnerabilities and how they were being used, but so far neither Mozilla nor the researchers at Qihoo 360 who discovered the flaw are revealing any details. The vague overview they were provided suggests an attacker could use this to take over your system, which could mean any of a number of things, but for now why take the risk. Grab the update and keep those definitions up to date!
The flaw is fixed in Tuesday's release of Firefox 72.0.1. The patch came a day after version 72 fixed 11 other vulnerabilities, six of which were rated high. Three of those six bugs might make it possible for attackers to run malicious code on affected computers.