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Update this browser to fix a dangerous security bug

Update this browser to fix a dangerous security bug
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Way back in May, we told you about a terrible security flaw called Logjam that could potentially allow hackers to break website encryption and steal your sensitive information, credit card numbers and more. Well, Mozilla finally got around to providing a security patch to keep Firefox users protected from this issue.

To take advantage of this patch, you need to update to Firefox 39, the latest stable version of the browser. Logjam isn't the only security issue that the update takes care of. Firefox 39 includes 4 security patches and 13 total security advisories.

Mac users will also now be able to take advantage of Firefox's malware detection tool. The feature warns you if you are about to download something dangerous onto your computer.

"Firefox asks Google's Safe Browsing service if the software is safe by sending it some of the metadata associated with the download, such as a file's hash and binary size," he said. "It has been available on Firefox for PC and Linux for some time, and with this release we wanted to extend this protection to Mac files."

Next page: Find out how to update Firefox
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