Keeping Browsers Updated
Mozilla has recently released security updates to address vulnerabilities within Firefox and Firefox ESR. These vulnerabilities would allow attackers to exploit the unpatched browser and take control of the system. These exploits can be mitigated by updating to Firefox 53, Firefox ESR 45.9, and Firefox ESR 52.1. Other vendors such as Microsoft and Google push out security updates as well to protect their browsers from vulnerabilities and exploits. These security updates are vital in ensuring the security and safety of your network infrastructure because the internet browser is one of the most popular attack vectors and is a widely used application. Without these patches, many browsers are susceptible to known exploits which can run arbitrary code, take control of the system, or other malicious attacks. Having automatic updates on the browsers will ensure that they’re up to date since there are end users that never update, which can be a big security risk.
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