Over the past period, numerous critical vulnerabilities have been identified in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. CERT India advises the country’s Internet users to keep their browsers updated to avoid falling victim to cyberattacks.CERT-In representatives have told PTI that the vulnerabilities found in Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird can be exploited for various malicious activities, including execution of arbitrary code, sensitive information disclosure, bypassing of security restrictions, and denial-of-service attacks.
Similar security holes have been found in Google Chrome.
“The two web browsers are an important tool for Internet surfing among Indian online consumers. The anomalies have been detected recently and it would be advised that users upgrade their existing versions sooner than later. These activities are mischiefs on part of hackers or they are harmful viruses,” experts said.
Users are advised to download and install the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.