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Top Story: Firefox critical update - Get it now!

Top Story: Firefox critical update - Get it now!

Just a few weeks ago, we told you about a potential vulnerability in Firefox that allowed the FBI to spy on you. But today, the news is better, but it still requires your immediate attention.

Firefox has issued patches for 10 security vulnerabilities. One of these is critical.

This one's related to four memory flaws that were found in the browser engine. Each of these bugs were known to cause the browser to suddenly crash.

"Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances," said a Mozilla representative. "We presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code."

One of these patches affects only the mobile versions of Firefox for Android. This patch corrects the JavaScript issue that caused the mobile browser to record user actions on the device. According to the rep, this is critical because it "allows an attacker to infer touch actions on the device through these sensors when orientation events are triggered in the browser, compromising user privacy and including potentially revealing entered PIN code data along with other user activities."

Here's what you need to do: Firefox ordinarily updates itself when you open it; this is the default setting. But if it hasn't, visit mozilla.com/firefox for the latest version. Keep your computer safe from hackers - check back to our Happening Now page often to keep abreast of all the latest digital security threats.

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