Department of Homeland Security Warns Firefox Users To Upgrade

Firefox has released a patch for vulnerabilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS), is urging Firefox users to upgrade their browsers.

A security hole has recently been discovered allowing hackers into users machines. The hole affects both PCs and MACs. Mozilla is aware that this vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild.

Automatic patching

Of course, users with endpoint management systems like PC Matic Pro have the ability to turn on patch management. Patch management automatically installs those updates as soon as they’re available. This keeps users protected even when they aren’t in front of their machines to install manually.

Features like patch management are especially useful for businesses that may go hours between having someone observing the network. It also allows updates to be installed across a large number of machines quickly and efficiently.

In the know

Staying aware of your software’s vulnerabilities is a key ingredient in keeping yourself protected. Even without news alerts to these security breaches, automated security features like patch management keep you safe.

For more information on patch management or the other security features of PC Matic, visit our website.

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3 thoughts on “Department of Homeland Security Warns Firefox Users To Upgrade

    • PC Matic does come with patch management for approximately 30 popular programs. These patches are installed if the need is identified during the scan process. Please let us know if you have further questions!

  1. This article would be much more useful if it stated what level of Firefox included the security patch, and how to check what level of Firefox the user is running. As it stands, the article is useless.

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