Mozilla Firefox Version 36 Released with Security Updates

Started by Corrine, February 24, 2015, 07:35:49 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

siljaline

That's a bit of a tall order that sites don't fetch PaleMoon's user agent at every visit. Regardless of what Browser you use - any site will fetch your IP address regardless of how you have your Browser's setting at max unless you use Tor or something similar. There are legal ramifications there, too.

Just some thoughts.

siljaline
MVPS Hosts . MBAM . Why ESET

plodr

Thanks for the links Corrine. I now have them bookmarked.

Comcast doesn't change IPs often. As a result, my IP has stayed the same since Nov. 19 2013. It doesn't bother me. I don't do things at sites that would get my IP banned.
Chugging coffee and computing!

siljaline

An older post from me that I thought had gotten lost in the melé (screen cap) describes how I feel the current situation with Firefox is at current.

siljaline
MVPS Hosts . MBAM . Why ESET

satrow

A repost for those who may still be puzzling over the firewall exception popup:
Quote from: satrow on February 27, 2015, 05:22:05 AMLooks like the firewall exception is purely for the detection of Roku devices (which apparently should only be, or are only designed/intended for, Private networks).

The FF installer is set to open firewall exceptions on both Public and Private networks, causing blocking in W7 when it fails when it's on a Domain connected PC.

Those on Private networks should not see the firewall popup, those on Public (higher security) do.
That's my interpretation of it, Hello seems to be coincidental as its inclusion predates the change in the firewall settings and it needs Internet, not local, access so they can grab all your 'obfuscated' info to sell.

siljaline

I ran a Firefox Beta 37.0.b2 from the Mozilla FTP as an experiment as someone in the know, suggested version 37.0.1 will not contain the firewall exception.

Based on the Beta - this is not the case. As a result, I've rolled back to version 35.0.1 to avoid this yet again.

siljaline
MVPS Hosts . MBAM . Why ESET

siljaline

siljaline
MVPS Hosts . MBAM . Why ESET

ky331

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/36.0.3/releasenotes/

Firefox 36.0.

◦Fixed
36.0.3: Security fixes for issues disclosed at HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest


---------------

Remark:   It appears that there was NOT a "36.0.2"... it was "skipped".

ky331

Firefox 36.0.4

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/36.0.4/releasenotes/

•Fixed
36.0.4: Security fixes for issues disclosed at HP Zero Day Initiative's Pwn2Own contest

2015-28:  Privilege escalation through SVG navigation    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-28/


Remark:   An incomplete version of this fix was shipped in Firefox 36.0.3