A security specialist from Australia found an account hacking bug in Firefox. This is a mobile product for the Android operating system.
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Mozilla asked Firefox browser users to update the program to version 79. These steps must be taken to protect your device from hacking. The specialist discovered a bug in the program code that allowed attackers to hack accounts. The danger was also that the Harkets, having taken control of the smartphone, immediately got access to all devices connected to it in the Wi-Fi network. To do this, they used a vulnerability in the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP). It was used by the browser vendor to quickly find and interact with all gadgets on the wireless network using Firefox. If we are talking about the scale of a large shopping center or airport, then an outsider could gain control over hundreds of devices in a short time.
The experts who discovered the error noted that the attacker could use the code error at his own discretion. Most likely, he installed spyware in the smartphone or made the browser go to malicious sites. A new build from Mozilla is already available, where the vulnerability has been fixed, but it is not known how many users have been affected by hackers.