Firefox was once seen as a fantastic alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, showcasing fast load times and a clean UI, with tabs as its front and centre feature.
With the rise of Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari browser, its spotlight has dimmed, but its features on Android and iOS easily take it shoulder to shoulder with the other browsers on these platforms.
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What was the issue?
There is an exploit called ‘universal cross-site scripting’, which allows a hacker to look upon your browser history through cookies and see any data that you may have typed in, which would allow them to gain access to certain accounts.
Curiously, only the Android version was affected (opens in new tab), but with version 88.1.3 now out, the vulnerability has been fixed.
How to update Firefox
While the Google Play Store can update apps automatically, it’s always best to go into the app itself to check for updates. The list of recently updated apps will notify you if Firefox has been updated or not.
If Google Play hasn’t updated the browser already, just press on ‘Update’ and Firefox will download, fixing the vulnerability.
Via Naked Security by Sophos (opens in new tab)