A few hours ago, a zero day vulnerability was reported with Firefox. Currently it exploits Windows systems and affects Firefox versions 41 to 50 and the current version of the Tor Browser Bundle which contains Firefox 45 ESR.
Firefox will be automatically pushing out an updated version that addresses the exploit, which is version50.0.2. However, users can manually update Firefox now by doing the following when the browser is open:
1.) Press the Alt Key to reveal the Menu Toolbar (normally hidden by default) 2.) Click Help 3.) Select About Firefox 4.) Firefox will check in for latest updates 5.) When it finishes pulling down the latest updates, a button will appear to restart the browser to complete the updates
Please note, if you do not regularly update Firefox, you may need to repeat the above steps until you reach version 50.0.2.
If you need assistance with updating Firefox, please call Computer Services at (215) 204-8000, option 2, or submit a ticket online through TUHelp - http://tuhelp.temple.edu.
Please be advised that a new phishing scam has shown up in the email boxes of some Temple University users. This specific scam references "TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - ACTION REQUIRED (PLEASE READ) 2016 - 2017 #00172(pdf)
If you receive such an email, DO NOT click on any of the links, visit the web site, or respond to the message -- simply delete the message.
If you have responded to the message, call the Help Desk at (215) 204-8000 and select option 2 to speak to a Help Desk representative. Be sure to reference your ticket number, located in this email's subject line, when calling.