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

  1. I do not have a Windows Operating System on my Desktop Computer, No need for it. My computer runs Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Cinnamon and Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. With these 2 OS, I can do anything that would cost a windows OS user thousands of Dollars to do. From Word processing to Video Editing and a couple hundred more programs, all free.
    They can send any EXE file that bad guys want and either of those operating systems will not know what to do with them. I run Bleachbit every now and then it gets rid of of the stuff this computer can not recognize or does not need.

  2. There is no need for PC Matic (or any other for that matter) patch management software. Firefox is/was responsible enough to have recognized and immediately patch the browser. Assuming you open the browser on a regular basis, it automatically checks for updates, downloads and installs them with no user intervention. All one has to do is open the browser and if an update is present, before it fully opens, you should see a message that the browser is updating. It is fully automatic and no user intervention is required.

  3. Should I simply wait for the “patch” to perform the necessary upgrade to my Firefox browser,… or will I receive a ‘link’ that will perform the task?

    1. 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. I have PC-Matic so how do I know if patch management is on? How do I turn it on? What are the 30 o so programs it patches?

        1. Patch management is a component of PC Matic. You’ll see in your scan results if patches need to be deployed. If so, once the scan is completed and the encouraged enhancements are completed, reboot the devices and the patches will complete.

  4. 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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