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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 55.0 to the release channel today.  Firefox   ESR was updated to version 52.3.  There is no mention in the Release  Notes of security updates.   However, there are major changes that will  affect users:

  •   Warningvia ghacks.net,  "Firefox 55.0 breaks compatibility with older versions of the browser  and  Firefox ESR. Users who want to downgrade are advised to back up  their  profiles prior to installing the update." See "Changed" below.
  • Important Note:   Although installations of 32x will upgrade with this version, the 64x  version is now default on 64x systems with 2GB RAM.  Starting with  version 56, Firefox will "silently and forcibly  auto-upgrade" users  running the 32-bit version of Firefox on 64-bit  computers with more  than 2GB of RAM to the 64-bit version. The next scheduled release is  September 26, 2017 (5 week cycle with release for critical fixes as  needed).
  • Adobe Flash Player is now click-to-activate.
  • Also see the following about add-ons in Firefox Version 57:  Firefox add-on technology is modernizing
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UPDATE:  At the time of publishing the Release Notes, there was no indication of security fixes included.  In the interim, however, the Release Notes have been updated and Version 55 includes five (5) critical, ten (10 high, seven (7) moderate and six (6) low security updates.

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Firefox has been updated to version 55.0.1.  The release notes for Firefox version 55.0.1 were published about 8 hours ago.  The update contains bug fixes.  However, the internal updater still isn't finding the update.  To get the update now, go to the Release Notes page and click the "Update Firefox" link below "Your Firefox is out-of-date." to download the installer.



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Firefox version 55.0.2 has been released with bug fixes.  Release Notes.


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Firefox version 55.0.3 released with bug fixes.  Release Notes.


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.