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New security flaw in Firefox : Bug can upload files from your computer

The vulnerability affects both Windows and Linux. It does not affect the Firefox mobile app for Android as that program does not contain the PDF Viewer. It has not affected Macs as of yet, but Mozilla said that Apple's OS X would not be impregnable if someone were to target it. People who use software that blocks ads on the Web may have been protected from the security flaw, but that depends on the specific program and filters in place.

New security flaw in Firefox : Bug can upload files from your computer

The newly discovered bug can upload files from your computer if you visit the wrong news site. But you can close up the hole by downloading the latest version of the browser.
Last Thursday Mozilla revealed a vulnerability in its browser that was discovered by a Firefox user. An ad on an unnamed news site in Russia was able to tap into the vulnerability to upload certain files from a user's computer to a server apparently based in the Ukraine. Exploiting Firefox's PDF Viewer and its use of the widespread JavaScript code, the hack seems to capture only "developer focused" files -- think FTP (file transfer protocol) -- at least in Windows. Your personal files and data aren't caught in the attack, but the hack is still alarming.
That same Thursday, the latest version of Firefox -- version 39.0.3 -- contains a fix for the security hole. Mozilla is urging all Firefox users to upgrade to this latest version.
Please Update here Download Latest Firefox Browser
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