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Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:38:36 PM »
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 65.0 to the release channel today.  Firefox ESR has been updated to Version 60.5.
The update included seven (7) security updates of which three (3) are critical, three (3) are high, and one (1) is rated low.

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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:27:15 PM »
Thanks. Since it is cold (not as cold as the midwest) and snow covered outside, this give me something to do inside.  ;D

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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 12:52:28 PM »
The  following link explains a important feature Fire Fox has added on:https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/01/30/mozilla-anti-tracking/

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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 01:00:56 PM »
If you followed Corrine's links, it is in the Release Notes.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/01/29/todays-firefox-gives-users-more-control-over-their-privacy/
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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 03:57:26 PM »
For the time being, distribution of Firefox 65 has been stopped due to this bug related to certificate errors:  1523701 - SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER since updating to Firefox 65.  Users are getting the error, "Your Connection is not secure", further indicating that that there is an issue with the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) of the site.  According to the referenced bug report it is caused by the web protection modules in antivirus software.


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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 01:14:17 PM »
Distribution of Firefox 65 has been resumed, per the updated bug report comment at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1523701#c18:

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(In reply to Ryan VanderMeulen [:RyanVM] from comment #15)

    Hi Lukas, our users updating to Firefox 65 with Avast & AVG installed have been encountering this error with regularity since we launched on Tuesday. We've temporarily halted all automatic updates on Windows to avoid further exacerbating the issue. Have you gotten reports on your end and if so, do you have any ideas what might be happening from your perspective?

    Thanks!

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Hi Ryan, Firefox HTTPS filtering will be completely disabled by the new virus engine update (eta 2 hours from now) in avast/avg products. We are working on the proper fix. Thnx, David


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Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 65.0 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 08:30:34 PM »
For the time being, distribution of Firefox 65 has been stopped due to this bug related to certificate errors:  1523701 - SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER since updating to Firefox 65.  Users are getting the error, "Your Connection is not secure", further indicating that that there is an issue with the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) of the site.  According to the referenced bug report it is caused by the web protection modules in antivirus software.

Mozilla is planning on addressing the above issue by importing the Windows root certificates into Firefox. 
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When browsing the web, Firefox will validate a site's SSL certificate using their own built-in root certificate store rather than utilizing the one managed by Windows. This allows Mozilla to retain full control over what certificates will be trusted when browsing the web.
More at Firefox to Import Windows Root Certs To Avoid Antivirus SSL Scanning Issues


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