New CISA warning: Thanksgiving clickjacking threat in popular browsers

On this Thanksgiving, many people are looking forward to spending time with their loved ones and enjoying a festive meal. However, cybercriminals are also preparing to launch malicious attacks on unsuspecting users, exploiting a newly discovered clickjacking threat in popular browsers.

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Clickjacking is a trick where a malicious website tricks you into clicking on something different from what you think you’re clicking on. Imagine you’re trying to click on a button, to play a video, but instead, you’re actually clicking on a hidden link that does something else, like sharing your personal information, downloading malware, transferring funds, or liking a page without you knowing. It’s like a digital bait-and-switch.

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According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a potential clickjacking threat has been identified in several versions of Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird browsers, which could allow attackers to gain unauthorized control over affected systems. CISA has issued a warning to users and administrators to review the following advisories and update their browsers as soon as possible:

The following are the key vulnerabilities with a high impact rating:

In light of these threats, especially the clickjacking vulnerability around Thanksgiving, it’s vital for you to stay vigilant. Here are some straightforward tips to enhance your online safety immediately:

Cybersecurity is not something to take lightly, especially during the holiday season when you want to enjoy your time with your family and friends. By following the simple tips we shared, you can avoid falling victim to cybercriminals and keep your data and devices safe. Remember, the best defense is a good offense. Stay alert, stay informed, and enjoy a secure browsing experience this Thanksgiving.

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