Attackers are shifting their tactics; they now try to entice you to invite them in using your browser.
Operating System: All
Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and volunteers
Last Updated: March 7, 2022
This method of entry is commonly executed via your Web browser. Often, the attacked will exploit a flaw in a piece of software, known as a plug-in, upon which your Web browser relies, such as a PDF viewer or a Java application. It's often difficult to ascertain exactly which plugins you have present on your computer and which version is the most secure to use.
Although the links below are meant for Firefox Plug-Ins, many are also available for other browsers like Google Chrome.
If you know of a security plug-in that does not appear on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While making a browser more secure, each plug-in could potentially encounter problems with certain websites. Be sure to test thoroughly.