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DHS says to update firefox now
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Posted on 01/11/2020 9:01:23 AM PST by CarolinaReaganFan

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning


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KEYWORDS: browser; dhswarning; firefox; mozilla
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another article with a "how to" link https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/the-us-government-says-you-need-to-update-firefox-right-now-zero-day-vulnerability/
1 posted on 01/11/2020 9:01:23 AM PST by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

The update removes some ad blockers and other stuff they used to support; staying with the current version.


2 posted on 01/11/2020 9:03:28 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Wait. Is DHS part of the Deep State?


3 posted on 01/11/2020 9:05:16 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Your link goes to:
“Why Quibi’s snack-size streaming service could actually live up to the hype”


4 posted on 01/11/2020 9:06:38 AM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Do any other browsers use the Firefox engine? Opera?


5 posted on 01/11/2020 9:06:39 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Correct Link:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90450626/firefox-attacks-homeland-security-urges-mac-users-to-update-browsers-immediately-in-rare-warning


6 posted on 01/11/2020 9:08:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Texas Eagle

The new version must have some kind of deep state back door.

Code name: Barak ver. 1.0


7 posted on 01/11/2020 9:08:59 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Are there people who still do not auto-update their OS and Browser?

How foolish.

One day they will pay a very high price.


8 posted on 01/11/2020 9:10:50 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: carriage_hill
I believe Dissenter does.
9 posted on 01/11/2020 9:11:12 AM PST by Ron H. (Gab.com)
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To: carriage_hill

Tor I think .....


10 posted on 01/11/2020 9:11:19 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Rebelbase

That’s what I’m thinking. I’ll be just fine with Windows 7 and my old version of Firefox on my Commodore 64 thank you very much, DHS.


11 posted on 01/11/2020 9:12:10 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

I use Firefox and I’m up to date. thanks for the reminder, though!


12 posted on 01/11/2020 9:15:02 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Sorry about that.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90450626/firefox-attacks-homeland-security-urges-mac-users-to-update-browsers-immediately-in-rare-warning

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I’m not one with sufficient expertise to know if it’s truly warranted to do the update or what the latest version actually changes. I just did it out of an abundance caution


13 posted on 01/11/2020 9:17:20 AM PST by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Been with Firefox for years and never had a problem, unlike Explorer. Of course I’ve always used a reputable anti-virus since Windows 3.5 Have used Kapersky for years, but switched to PC Matic recently because ease of use. I don’t trust the Microsoft anti-virus bundle that comes with their OS, plus a huge memory hog with too many popup updates. I’ve found over time that if things work fine - don’t update. The few problems I’ve had is from that.


14 posted on 01/11/2020 9:18:05 AM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

Applies to MacIntosh computer from Apple, if you read the full title.


15 posted on 01/11/2020 9:19:09 AM PST by RideForever
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To: carriage_hill

Waterfox


16 posted on 01/11/2020 9:23:06 AM PST by COUNTrecount ("I've always won, and I'm going to continue to win. And that's the way it is." -- Donald Trump)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan; Openurmind

I wonder if this applies to the version of Firefox used on Linux Mint.


17 posted on 01/11/2020 9:31:42 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: RideForever

The title may have been misleading as the article also says:
“The issue is this: Firefox versions for desktop older than the just-patched version contain a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s entire operating system—whether they use Windows or Mac. “


18 posted on 01/11/2020 9:32:06 AM PST by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: SkyDancer

Wonder if the update fixes a bug that firefox recently introduced, which may or may not affect other firefox based browsers like Pale Moon and Basilisk.


19 posted on 01/11/2020 9:35:15 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

DHS, some years back, asked the TrueCrypt people to put in a government only back door in their encryption program. The programmers at TrueCrypt obliged and a month or two later Amazon’s customer database was hacked using the DHS secret backdoor. TrueCrypt did not survive and went out of business.
Why would anyone do anything DHS says?


20 posted on 01/11/2020 9:37:52 AM PST by BuffaloJack ("Security does not exist in nature. Everything has risk." Henry Savage)
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