Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is known for being a relatively safe piece of software, a fact, which is especially true, when this browser is compared to Internet Explorer. Still, every once in a while there’s a problem with security that pops up and this time it seems to be a big one.
Apparently a security researcher named Cody Crews has found a hole in the latest version of Firefox. But there’s more – the hole is actively exploited by a Russian news web site that has a malicious advertisement on it that searches for sensitive files on your computer and when it finds any content of interest it sends the content found to a server in Ukraine.
Fortunately the solution is easy – just update your Mozilla Firefox browser to the latest version and you will be fine.