If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, then this might be an important new for you. Stop whatever doing in Mozilla and start updating your web browser. Recently, an exploit has been discovered, which has the potential to search you’re the files in your local storage, and upload them to the server located in Ukraine, according to Mozilla’s official blog post, published on last Thursday.
Mozilla strongly advises its users to update their Firefox version to 39.0.3 or to Firefox ESR 38.1.1.
According to the blog post,
The company said that unnamed Russian news website uses a sort of security vulnerability to search files in your local storage and upload them without any sort of traces on your personal computer. The exploit has discovered only in Linux and Windows, and Mac users are in safer side.
It is strongly advised to update your Mozilla version to the above mentioned version, and if you’re using Firefox on Linux or, on Windows, kindly change all important passwords and keys for the confidential things. If you want to update your browser manually, you can find it here.
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