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| On 6 months ago

Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to Take Over Computers

By Reetika Kachchhwa

Be aware of hackers –

Mozilla has commented on the attack of hackers. He said, ” We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.’ They are not sure how the hackers were able to exploit the bug in the computer system. With this problem arises, they are definitely going to create a malicious website so that they can trigger the flaw. Hackers are creating many problems and exploiting a serious bug in the browser, which can take over the computer system. Firefox developer Mozilla actually warned on Wednesday and said: ” We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.” The deal with a JavaScript compiler in the browser which is able to run malware and even can crash a computer system.

To trigger the flaw :

So basically, the bug can fix or find a type of confusion flaw in the computer system. In Firefox, the affected compiler is actually designed to take up the JavaScript code on a web page and is able to convert that same code into an executable program. This then can be able to run directly inside the browser. According to security firm Sophos, he wrote in his blog that “This typically improves performance, often noticeably,”  although this can create a security risk. If one can trick the compiler into running a bad code, then you can definitely dupe the browser into the malware. Sophos also said that “That’s why crooks love to probe for flaws in JavaScript just in time.”  It is still not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug into the system. They are still searching to trigger this flaw.

If you want your computer to be safe from these hackers, Firefox users can update to version 72.0.1. You can provide service to your computer at a particular time and should clean your system to avoid these hackers and bugs.

Reetika Kachchhwa