robinson46176 wrote:Semi related... I just noticed a couple of days ago that the Indianapolis Channel 13 WTHR (NBC) had a notice that Firefox had just been found to have a bad hole (my term, I forget what they called it) that made it very vulnerable to hackers. They said that Firefox had an update available to eliminate the risk and that you should use what ever method you normally use to update it. My Windows 10 laptop automatically does updates when I turn it on (which I sometimes find annoying as hell when I'm in a hurry to look something up quickly) but I have my Linux laptop set to update when I decide to so I checked and a new Firefox update was listed and I ran it.
Only slightly related to anything... An engineer friend was recently talking of trying a newish, secure, private browser called "Brave". I now have it on my android phone (from Google Play Store) and so far I like it. Seems much faster.
I also have it on my Windows 10 laptop but I don't use that one a lot. I can't put it on my Linux laptop because it is a little old and only 32 bit. So far Brave is only available for Linux for 64 bit units. It is also available for Mac.
For those that like to explore and tinker a bit, Google can tell you a lot about it.
I have automatic updates turned on in FF. The latest version is 72.0.1. The "Whats New" link says there was a critical security update that was installed on 8 Jan. I guess that is the one you are talking about.
As far as another "new" secure browser, I think I will stick with the tried and true FF browser. Their built in tracking protection along with the Malwarebytes add on that blocks malware, ads and trackers, PUPs and scams seems to work fine.
That along with ESETNOD Internet Security and Malwarebytes running real time protection works for me.
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