Skip to comments.DHS says to update firefox now
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
The update removes some ad blockers and other stuff they used to support; staying with the current version.
Wait. Is DHS part of the Deep State?
Your link goes to:
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Do any other browsers use the Firefox engine? Opera?
The new version must have some kind of deep state back door.
Code name: Barak ver. 1.0
Are there people who still do not auto-update their OS and Browser?
One day they will pay a very high price.
Tor I think .....
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.
I use Firefox and I’m up to date. thanks for the reminder, though!
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
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.
Applies to MacIntosh computer from Apple, if you read the full title.
I wonder if this applies to the version of Firefox used on Linux Mint.
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 users entire operating systemwhether they use Windows or Mac. “
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.
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?
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