TechRadar on a newly discovered Firefox vulnerability:
Mozilla has released a critical update for Firefox that repairs a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to run unauthorized code on a user’s PC.
The new release, fixes an issue with the browser’s interface code, part of which wasn’t properly sandboxed. This provided a possible point of access for malicious code to run on the host computer.
The vulnerability has been present in Firefox since version 56, which was released in September last year. There are no examples of it being exploited in the wild, but the potential threat led Mozilla to release a fix immediately.
Mozilla has already released the update, and it should be automatically installed if auto-update is turned on (it is by default).
Since Quantum was released, I have been using Firefox far more often than Chrome. Safari is still my main browser, but there are times when it fails to properly display certain web sites. On top of that, couple my Google distrust with Firefox’s lightning speed, and I feel comfortable with this change.