Firefox Browser Scam Alert

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued a “Critical Security Warning” for Firefox users. Firefox is the third most popular web browser with over 250 million users. The warning instructs users to ensure that they have downloaded the latest update which fixes a key vulnerability. The weakness allows hackers to access vulnerable devices and even install malware. According to Norton, 1 in 3 UK adults will be the victim of cybercrime in 2020.


Tips and Advice

  • How to check your version – Window users need to click on a menu icon, (top-right of the browser), and select About Firefox from the Help section. Apple users, this option can be found in the “top” Firefox menu, in both cases check that your version is 72.0.1 to make sure that you are secure, if it isn’t, go to updates
  • Check for Malware – It’s worth running Malware Bytes every few months to check for nasties, they have a free version which does a good job
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool


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