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Firefox & Thunderbird’s Master Password System weak since 9 years

It seems like the integrated Master Password system from Firefox & Thunderbird are since over 9 years weak against known brute-force attacks and still remain unfixed. The findings are based on the work of Justin Dolske & Wladimir Palant.

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Mozilla Firefox 59.0.1 – Security Bugfix release

Mozilla just released a security bugfix release straight after the final release. The new version fixes several security related issue discovered  originally by the Pwn2Own conference.

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How-To Geek is spreading an incorrect article about Firefox Browser Forks

I got an eMail from someone who asked me what I think about Browser Forks and if it’s true that Browser Forks should’t be preferred in case you’re unhappy with the original Browser. Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk is an article by How-To Geek which is really poorly written and comes to false conclusions about Firefox Forks.

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Once again it’s all about the Fox. Picture Source: Mozilla
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Mozilla Firefox Quantum 59.0 is out

Mozilla today released the final version of Firefox Quantum, Version 59 brings several improvements related to the security aspect and also some improvements from existent utilities like the screenshot functionality.

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Mozilla wants to fight popups

Sometimes you only can hate Mozilla and sometimes we all could kiss them, I think the second category applies to this news – there going to fight the annoying popups which you might see on several pages, right now there is no way to disallow them except installing a popup blocker (ad-blocker) or disallow any third-party frames in about:config.

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Firefox 59 gets Screenshots Tool Improvements

Oh boy, there we go again I can’t say nothing good about Mozilla’s latest ‘improvements’ in fact Firefox integrates more gimmicks than every other browser and calls it ‘improvement’ – when Microsoft does it most people immediately call it bloatware aka Cortana. But back to the topic, Mozilla decided that the integrated Screenshot function should gets an image editing function to avoid installing another extension and to add requested features.

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Firefox 60 new option to hide the Sync GUI

Again wrong news spread on the internet that Firefox 60 can ‘Disable Firefox sync integration’ this time I won’t mention the pages because it’s not worth. The new integrated about:config option does not disable sync integration, this is simply wrong. Sync by default is anyway disabled and optional – what it does it that it removes the GUI or better said the visible indicator which makes sense because why should it display something which you might never use?!

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Firefox 60 gets an option to block FTP

Firefox 60 will get a new about:config option to enable or disable the FTP protocol due security reasons, however it’s useless because every modern router has already an option to disallow FTP and this is the better option because FTP is insecure and you should not download something via FTP anymore because your real IP gets exposed among other meta-data relevant issue.

 

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Nightly build showing the new option to disable it.

 

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Mozilla Firefox Quantum 58.0.2

Mozilla released another bugfix version of their latest Quantum Browser. This version doesn’t include some about:config related changes. At time of posting this announcement Mozilla hasn’t updated their changelog, I’ll update it silently as soon as there is an official log.

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Picture: Mozilla