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  • Firefox users don’t be fooled: The “Contact Windows support” message is fake.

    Posted on November 5th, 2019 at 13:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Scary.

    Dan Goodin at Ars Technica takes a shovel to this message, now appearing in Firefox:

    Apparently the message appears as the result of a bug in Firefox and it appears if you venture onto an infected site — you don’t have to lift a finger..

    The attack works on both Windows and Mac versions of the open source browser. The only way to close the window is to force-close the entire browser using either the Windows task manager or the Force Close function in macOS.

    Looks like the Firefox folks are working on a fix.

    Thx CA…