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MEPIS 12/MX 14 Repository: The Firefox Thread

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#51 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:00 pm

The latest firefox 36.0 is now in the Community Repository. This also include the associated language packs.
What's new:

Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
Locale added: Uzbek (uz)

What's changed:

-remote option removed
No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
Add-on Compatibility
See more @ firefox notes.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#52 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:21 pm

The latest firefox 36.0.1 is now available from the main CR.
what's fixed in this version:
- Disable the usage of the ANY DNS query type
- Fixed a startup crash with EMET
- Hello may become inactive until restart
- Print preferences may not be preserved
- Hello contact tabs may not be visible
- Accept hostnames that include an underscore character
- WebGL may use significant memory with Canvas2d
- Option -remote has been restored
- Fix a top crash
and what's new
- Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
- Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
- Locale added: Uzbek (uz)
To see more, check out the mozilla site.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#53 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:31 pm

We hear that Firefox is one of the few browsers exempt from the current FREAK scare.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#54 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:13 am

Gordon Cooper wrote:We hear that Firefox is one of the few browsers exempt from the current FREAK scare.
Don't know. There is some mention of a control freak collection of adons at mozilla.
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control freak collection - Blockers of all sort - Privacy enhancers - Better productivity - Firefox enhancements - GUI enhancements & control - Faster Site Log-in (contains 28 add-ons 25/‎03/‎11)
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#55 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:20 am

Quote from today's local Linux User's newsletter - paraphrasing a quote from Bulletproof TLS

"This week brought us the disclosure of the so-called FREAK attack [1],
whose name stands for Factoring RSA Export Keys..... Now that a couple of days have passed, it turns
out that the problem is much bigger and that all major browsers except
Firefox were or are still vulnerable to the same problem, even those
browsers that don't rely on OpenSSL. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera,
and Safari were all reported vulnerable.

...an active network attacker
can downgrade any connection to only 512 bits of security, if the
conversation is between a server that supports export suites and a
vulnerable client. This means that even if the attacker can't break
the 512-bit key straight away, she can record the conversation and
break the key later... but only a matter of hours later."
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#56 Post by Stevo » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:05 am

Here's an interesting article about it: http://gizmodo.com/freak-attack-a-dange ... 1689331567

And a page to test if your browser is vulnerable: https://freakattack.com/clienttest.html

Pale Moon is OK, the latest Vivaldi is OK, as is Qupzilla 1.8.6

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#57 Post by lucky9 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:55 am

I wondered why I was upgrading Browsers.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#58 Post by Stevo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:55 pm

Though FF is nagging for version 36.03, apparently something's amiss with that and 36.04 is right behind it. We'll skip 36.03 builds.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#59 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:27 pm

The latest firefox 36.0.4 is now in the Community Repository. This also include the associated language packs.

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

New:
Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced
Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.
Locale added: Uzbek (uz)

Changed:
No longer accept insecure RC4 ciphers whenever possible
Phasing out Certificates with 1024-bit RSA Keys
Shut down hangs will now show the crash reporter before exiting the program
Add-on Compatibility
For more information, visit the Mozilla site.

This is for MX14 & Mepis-12

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#60 Post by Stevo » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:57 pm

Firefox 37.0 and l10n language packs are now in the main community repository:
What’s New

New
Heartbeat user rating system - your feedback about Firefox

New
Yandex set as default search provider for the Turkish locale

New
Bing search now uses HTTPS for secure searching

New
Improved protection against site impersonation via OneCRL centralized certificate revocation

New
Opportunistically encrypt HTTP traffic where the server supports HTTP/2 AltSvc

Changed
Disabled insecure TLS version fallback for site security

Changed
Extended SSL error reporting for reporting non-certificate errors

Changed
TLS False Start optimization now requires a cipher suite using AEAD construction

Changed
Improved certificate and TLS communication security by removing support for DSA

Changed
Improved performance of WebGL rendering on Windows

HTML5
Implemented a subset of the Media Source Extensions (MSE) API to allow native HTML5 playback on YouTube (Windows Vista or later only)

HTML5
Added support for CSS display:contents

HTML5
IndexedDB now accessible from worker threads

HTML5
New SDP/JSEP implementation in WebRTC

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