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  1. View Image is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that adds a "view image" button to Google Images so that users can click on it to display the image directly in the browser. Google removed the view image button from its image search engine Google Images recently after the company came to an agreement with Getty Images. The button loads the image that is displayed directly. This gives users options to look at it more closely and to download it to the local device that they use. While it is still possible to to do after the removal of the button on Google Images -- users can still right-click on the image and select "open image in new tab" or a similar option -- view image made the whole process easier and many Internet users probably don't know that they can open the image through the context menu. We suggest that you use a different image search engine such as Startpage instead. You can view images directly on Startpage and images do get opened through a proxy so that your IP address is not revealed to the site hosting the image. View Image extension View Image is a new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds the button to Google Images again. The extension should work in compatible browsers such as Opera or Vivaldi as well, and the functionality of it is identical. Closing Words Google users who used "view images" in the past regularly to load images in a standalone tab may use the View Image browser extension to restore the functionality. Most users don't need it probably though as it is still possible to right-click on images to load them individually. The extension does require access to your browsing data on all Google sites and the code is available on GitHub. Ghacks.net
  2. Mozilla Firefox 60 and newer versions of the web browser support two new browser preferences that highlight HTTP websites as "not secure" in the browser's address bar. HTTPS is pushed throughout the Web and many sites and services migrated to HTTPS already. Browser makers like Google or Mozilla prepare to mark HTTP sites and services as not secure which will give HTTPS adoption another push as sites may lose users if they are marked as not secure. Google announced this week that it plans to mark all HTTP sites as not secure in Chrome 68. The browser is scheduled for release in mid-2018. Firefox 60: new "not secure" indicator preferences While it is not clear yet when Firefox will start to mark HTTP sites as not secure, we know now that Firefox 60 comes with two preferences that power the functionality. Firefox displays a "not secure" flag in the browser's address when when the preferences are enabled similarly to how Google Chrome marks HTTP sites. Here is how you configure these options right now (requires Firefox 60 or newer): Load about:config?=security.insecure_connection_text.enabled in the browser's address bar. Double-click the preference to enable it. Load about:config?=security.insecure_connection_text.pbmode.enabled in the browser's address bar. Double-click the preference to enable it. security.insecure_connection_text.enabled This preference adds the "not secure" flag to HTTP sites in regular browsing mode. security.insecure_connection_text.pbmode.enabled This preference adds the "not secure" flag to HTTP sites in private browsing mode. Let's Encrypt Data Let's Encrypt data, which uses Firefox Telemetry data to get a read on pageloads over HTTP and HTTPS, saw global HTTPS connections at about 70% yesterday and US traffic at 78.6% already. Closing Words HTTPS adoption will improve in 2018, and one reason for that is that browser makers will mark HTTP pages as "not secure". Webmasters who don't want their sites to show up as insecure need to migrate to HTTPS. Considering that it takes some preparation to do so, especially for sites with more than a few dozen pages, it seems like a very good idea to start the migration asap if it has not started already. Ghacks.net
  3. 3P Request Blocker is a new add-on for the Firefox web browser designed to block all third-party requests by default in the browser. The description sounds a lot like NoScript, and while the core functionality is the same, both extensions offer features that the other does not provide. Third-party requests are all requests that a site makes that load content from third-party domains. The connection can be a subdomain of the domain or an unrelated domain name. While some third-party requests are required for a site's functionality, think of content being loaded from a content delivery network, other requests are used to display advertisement, social media buttons, tracking scripts, or other often undesirable content. 3P Request Blocker for Firefox 3P Request Blocker adds an icon to the Firefox main toolbar that you interact with to control the loading of third-party resources on the active website you are on. A click on the icon displays all third-party connections the page tried to make. Any connection that is not checked there has been blocked. You can allow connections by checking the sites and clicking on the apply button afterward. Sites that you allow are added to the extension's whitelist by default. You can enable the setting of temporary permissions in the preferences which switches the checkbox layout to a radio button layout with block, allow and temp buttons for each site listed by the extension. 3D Request Blocker offers extensive options which you access with a click on the i-icon or from Firefox's about:addons page. Here is a quick overview of the available groups: Whitelist -- add, edit or remove whitelisted sites. Comes with import and export functionality. Filter -- lots of options to ignore, block and change functionality. JavaScript -- options to block JavaScript and use a JavaScript whitelist. Popup/icon -- cosmetic changes to the icon, for example, adding the domain count to the icon. Misc -- Change the language and enable temporary permissions The Filter menu The Filter menu deserves a closer look as it offers quite a few useful features. Here is a short list of options that it makes available: Do not block same domain's subdomain. Block Punycode domains. Block unencrypted requests (HTTP or ws). Block abnormal requests methods (allow only GET and POST). Block WebSocket protocol. Block HTTP or HTTPS on non-standard ports. Block requests that include your keywords in URL. Block resource types and ignore the whitelist doing so (beacon, csp_report, font, ping, object, object_subrequest, media, other). Block MIME types and ignore whitelist to prevent downloads (video, audio, PDF, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Applications). Block tracking/ads, Internet IP address and tracking/ads patterns automatically and don't show them on the menu. The filter menu lists several interesting options which improve security while you browse the Internet. Closing Words 3P Request Blocker is a powerful new content blocker for Firefox that users of RequestPolicy or Policeman may want to consider switching to as the extensions are no longer compatible with stable versions of Firefox. The extension is compatible with other content blockers, e.g. uBlock Origin or AdBlock Plus. Ghacks.net
  4. FireFox 57 (Quantum)

    Though Firefox 57 is advertised as being 30% faster, and it is, there are also possible security problems that users need to be aware of. Over 70% of the program was touched in the upgrade which could lead to many possible security problems in the near future. Highly recommend that you not use it for banking or other transactions. Hopefully in the next 90 days most of the security holes will be found (even major holes were found in IOS 11 within an hour of its release) and fixed.
  5. Mozilla engineers have borrowed yet another feature from the Tor Browser and starting with version 58 Firefox will block attempts to fingerprint users using the HTML5 canvas element. Canvas blocking is an important addition to Firefox's user privacy protection measures, as canvas fingerprinting has been used for a long time by the advertising industry to track users. Canvas fingerprinting has become widespread in recent years The method has become widespread in recent years after the EU has forced websites to show cookie popups. Because canvas fingerprinting doesn't need to store anything in the user's browser, there are very few legal complications that come with it and this user tracking/fingerprinting solution has become a favorite among ad networks. Canvas fingerprinting works by loading a canvas HTML tag inside a hidden iframe and making the user's browser draw a series of elements and texts. The resulting image is converted into a file hash. Because each computer and browser draws these elements differently, ad networks can reliably track the user's browser as he accesses various sites on the Internet. Canvas fingerprinting is described in better detail in this 2012 research paper. Feature borrowed from the Tor Browser The Tor Browser has fixed this problem by blocking any website from accessing canvas data by default. The Tor Browser displays the following popup every time a site wants to access the canvas element. Tor Browser's canvas fingerprinting blocking system Based on an entry in the Mozilla bug tracker, engineers plan to prompt users with a site permission popup when a website wants to extract data from a < canvas > HTML element. This is similar to the permission shown when websites wish to access a user's webcam or microphone. Firefox 58 is scheduled for release on January 16, 2018. The second feature Firefox takes from the Tor Browser Canvas fingerprinting blocking is the second feature Mozilla engineers have borrowed from the Tor Project. Previously, Mozilla has added a mechanism to Firefox 52 that prevents websites from fingerprinting users via system fonts. Mozilla's efforts to harden Firefox are part of the Tor Uplift project, an initiative to import more privacy-focused feature from the Tor Browser into Firefox. The Tor Browser is based on Firefox ESR, and usually features flowed from Firefox to Tor, and not the other way around. In August 2016, Mozilla also blocked a list of URLs known to host fingerprinting scripts. Previous efforts to improve Firefox user privacy also included removing the Battery Status API. Source
  6. Mozilla engineers have started work on a project named Lockbox that they describe as "a work-in-progress extension [...] to improve upon Firefox's built-in password management." Mozilla released the new extension for employee-use only at first, but users can install it by going to this or this links. Lockbox revamps Firefox's antiquated password management utility with a new user interface (UI). A new Firefox UI button is also included, in case users want to add a shortcut in their browser's main interface to open Lockbox without going through all the menu options. Support for a master password is included, helping users secure their passwords from unauthorized access by co-workers, family members, or others. There are no public plans on Lockbox's future at the moment, but Mozilla will most likely ship it with Test Pilot for some user testing before deciding if to deploy it in the stable branch. Firefox Test Pilot is a Firefox add-on that allows users to install, test, and vote on experimental features that may be added to Firefox in the future. Mozilla has tested several other Firefox features inside Test Pilot before [1, 2]. For example, Firefox's new built-in page screenshot utility — launched through Firefox 55 and 56 — was also tested via Test Pilot. At the moment, Mozilla engineers say Lockbox has only been tested on Firefox 57 and above and that installing on Firefox 56 or lower may not function at all. Also, there's no way to reset the Lockbox master password (at the moment). Source
  7. Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it. Homepage Changelog: Firefox 2017.10.24 / Chrome 2017.10.24 * Significant code refactor * Fixes for Fennec * Ruleset updates Download for Firefox https://www.eff.org/files/https-everywhere-2017.10.24-eff.xpi Download for Chrome, Chromium, and Opera 15+ Note: If you install the standalone .crx (i.e. not from the Chrome Web Store), and you are using Windows, Chrome will automatically disable the extension on each restart. You may be able to work around by using developer mode. See this issue. =
  8. Firefox Portable Latest Build Online Installer by demon.devin (Softables.tk/) Built using the latest version of my PortableApps Compiler; Installer code included as well. Thanks to @Geez for pointing me in the right direction for adding the version selection custom install page. I had to heavily rewrite and debug anyway but I got it and it looks sweet.. To upgrade Firefox Portable, simply rerun the installer and enter your desired version of Firefox that you would like to download and install. New In Rev. 2: When installing this PAF, there's a page where it asks you to enter the version you want to install. To install the latest, stable build enter: latest To install the latest, Beta build enter: beta To install the latest, DevEdition build enter: devedition To install the latest, ESR build enter: esr To install any other version, enter the version number of that build and install as normal. HASHES: CRC32: 3288851D MD5: B5148B93B1ADAA4719B747B12EE1559C DOWNLOADS: Mirrors: http://softables.tk/depository/internet/firefox Site: https://www.upload.ee Sharecode[?]: /files/7601871/FirefoxPortable_x86_x64_Latest_Builds_Rev._2_online.paf.exe.html
  9. Mozilla Firefox 56.0.1 - 32bit[x86] and 64bit[x64] Stable[New] Mozilla Firefox v56.0.1 stable available for download. Tip: Read gHacks News and Techdows! Release Notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.1/releasenotes/ Download Links: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0.1-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.1.exe Windows[x86 - 32bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win32-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2056.0.1.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0.1-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.1.exe Windows[x86 - 64bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/win64-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2056.0.1.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0.1-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/mac/en-US/Firefox 56.0.1.dmg Mac[EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/mac-EME-free/ Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0.1-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-56.0.1.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0.1-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-56.0.1.tar.bz2 Linux[x86-x64- EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.1/linux-x86_64-EME-free/ Firefox for Android - 56.0.1: Not Yet Released
  10. Classic Theme Restorer Add-on developer promised he will offer a userChrome.CSS file that will allow to modify Photon UI when Firefox 57 release gets near. Classic Theme Restorer add-on which used by Firefox users to revert from Australis to classic UI, will be dead when Firefox 57 aka Firefox Quantum arrives with Photon UI on November 14, 2017. Currently, CTR add-on which uses legacy technology has more than 3 lakh users. Classic Theme Restorer add-on developers’s UserChrome.css file modifies Firefox 57 Photon UI like before CTR developer, Aris says Photon UI can be modified using CSS tweaks, but confirms the new CSS code he is going to offer, cannot create new items or toolbars or buttons. The UserChrome.CSS file will contain most of the code from his two add-ons: Classic Theme Restrorer and Classic Toolbar buttons. Screenshots posted by Aris confirms modifying the Firefox Photon UI is very much possible. Check the below screenshot for the proof. Changing Firefox 57 Photon UI using userChrome.css file When UserChrome.CSS file is available, you can to do the following Install Firefox 57 on your computer Visit about:support page and open the Profile folder Create a new folder called ‘Chrome’ and drag and drop or copy and paste the userChrome.css file to it. Reopen Firefox browser to see UI changes. Tested / confirmed working in userChrome.css (at the moment) [Tabs] squared tabs (with rounded top corners), Read: Firefox 57 : Photon Rectangular Tabs, New Icons and more [Tabs] custom tab height [Tabs] (old) tab appearance/colors for active/non-active/hovered/pending/unread tabs [Tabs] remove ridiculous tab toolbar gap before first tab (in normal window mode without menubar) [Tabs] tabs not on top: tabs toolbar after navigation and bookmarks toolbars [Tabs] empty tab favicon: tab icon for tabs without favicons [Tabs] hide tabs toolbar for tab sidebar WEs (not visible on screenshots) [Buttons] navigation toolbar buttons: ‘classic’ button appearance (like offered by Classic Toolbar Buttons add-on) [Buttons] bookmarks toolbar buttons: ‘default’ button appearance [Buttons] default browser buttons: custom icon colors [Buttons] application/hamburger button: move button to the left [Buttons] application/hamburger button: cheat button into tabs toolbar [Buttons] application/hamburger button: custom label (“Firefox” on screenshots) [Buttons] application/hamburger button: different colors (Default, Aurora, Nightly, Transparent…) [Buttons] bookmarks menu button: label on bookmarks toolbar [Buttons] bookmarks menu popup: classic appearance [Buttons] custom images for toolbar buttons (like offered by Classic Toolbar Buttons add-on) [Buttons] downloads button: always visible (there is also an option for that in ‘Customize…’ mode) [Buttons] ‘more’ compact navigation toolbar buttons [Location Bar] location bar and search bar text size [Location Bar] location bars dropmarker at the end [Location Bar] change location bars icon padding [Location Bar] identity box colors for secure/valid connections [Location Bar] width/height tweaks to location bar popup [Location Bar] location bar popup: two lined results (buggy in some cases) [General] hiding ui elements not removable by default (e.g. action menu in location bar, private mask) Firefox 57: First Look At Page Action Menu [General] context menu item labels instead of icons for back, forward, reload, bookmark this page [General] lw-theme support for squared tabs and ‘tabs not on top’ appearance [General] bookmarks toolbar: old padding [General] bookmarks toolbar: old height Notes [Buttons] application/hamburger button ‘in titlebar’: space before tabs has to be adjusted manually (depends on custom button title length), ‘Titlebar’ and ‘Drag Space’ checkboxes have to be disabled ‘Customize…’ area) [Buttons] application/hamburger button jumps back to nav-bar, if menubar is visible (prevents overlapping glitches) [Location Bar] popup width has to be adjusted manually to match location bars width for normal, maximized and fullscreen window modes Already in Firefox 57+ without installing WebExtensions (compared to Firefox 56 or older) [Buttons] star/bookmark button: button in location bar [Buttons] bookmarks menu button: disconnected from star button (see ‘Customize…’ area) [Buttons] back and forward buttons: disconnected from location bar [Buttons] back and forward buttons: separately movable within navigation toolbar bar [Buttons] stop and reload buttons: buttons combined and outside location bar [Buttons] sidebar button: one button for bookmarks, history and synced tabs [Buttons] application/hamburger button: popup ‘closer’ to the old one (no huge icons) [Buttons] downloads button: progress indicator below icon [General] flexible spaces (see ‘Customize…’ area) [General] drag space: space above tabs toolbar (see ‘Customize…’ area) [General] toolbar modes: compact, normal, large (see ‘Customize…’ area) Things possible by installing WebExtensions [Buttons] Old ‘Firefox’ menu (WIP): Application Menu [Buttons] RSS button in location bar: Awesome RSS [General] custom ‘about:newtab’ page: New Tab Override [Tabs] Sidebar tabs: Tabs Center Redux (additional CSS code in userChrome.css required to hide default tabs toolbar for now) Not properly working using CSS tweaks [Tabs] custom tab widths: issues with overflow mode like on previous Fx versions, if modified through custom CSS areas Not possible ‘real’ buttons in titlebar (moving buttons to a toolbar and cheating them into titlebar is possible) Actually/manually moving existing buttons to different locations than toolbars (e.g. feed button in location bar, Application/hamburger button to tabs toolbar) Additional toolbars, add-ons bar, status bar Custom scrollbars (Re)binding xml code: ‘old search’, autoresizing autocomplete popup
  11. Mozilla will release Firefox 56.0 to the Stable channel on September 29th, 2017. The new Firefox version will be made available to all users of the Stable channel. The new version of the browser can best be described as a minor release in anticipation of the biggest Firefox release in history: Firefox 57. All Firefox channels are or have been updated to a new release version. Firefox Stable to version 56, Firefox Beta and Developer to version 57, and Firefox Nightly to version 58. The Firefox ESR update brings the version to 52.4. Executive Summary Firefox 56 is the last Stable version of Firefox that supports legacy add-ons. Firefox 57 Stable will support only WebExtensions. Firefox on Android ends support for devices running Android 4.0. Firefox for Android does not support Flash anymore. The Firefox Page Shot tool is available universally now. Firefox 56.0 download and update Existing Firefox users who have automatic updates enabled in the browser -- which is the default setting -- will be updated automatically to Firefox 56.0 once Mozilla publishes it. Firefox does not check for updates in real-time though; you can run a manual check for updates by selecting Menu > Help > About Firefox. Firefox displays the current version in a new window, and runs an update check to find out if a new version is available. This new version will be downloaded and installed automatically by default if that is the case. Direct download links for Firefox installation files: Firefox Stable download Firefox Beta download Nightly download Firefox ESR download Firefox unbranded builds information Firefox 56.0 Changes Firefox Screenshots Firefox's built-in Page Shot tool is available to all users of the browser now. The tool lets you capture part of a web page or all of it, and save it locally or online for easy sharing. Check out our overview of Firefox Screenshots here. It explains how the tool works, and how you can disable it in case you don't need it. Firefox preferences changes Firefox 56.0 ships with a redesigned preferences interface that introduces new features and changes to it. You can load about:preferences to open the starting page of the Firefox options, or click on Menu and select Options from it to do the same. One major change is the integration of a search field that you may use to find preferences quickly. Type cookies for instance, and you get all cookies related preferences displayed to you so that you may interact with them directly. The preferences display four entry points instead of the larger number of pages in Firefox 56.0. You may load them using the following addresses: General: about:preferences#general Search: about:preferences#search Privacy & Security: about:preferences#privacy Firefox account: about:preferences#sync We talked about the change back in early 2017 when it rolled out to Nightly versions. Basically, what the redesign means is that you do less clicking but more scrolling to go through all of the preferences. Mozilla notes that it has updated descriptions to make it clearer how settings affect browsing. Other Firefox 56.0 changes Firefox won't auto-play media anymore that is opened in a background tab. Hardware acceleration support for AES-GCM (most widely used cipher according to Mozilla). Performance improvements on all desktop systems. Safe Browsing protocol updated to version 4. Security improvements for verifying file downloads. Updates are roughly 20% smaller in size when they are downloaded via Firefox's built-in updating system. New Rust character encoding standard-compliant implementation. Form Autofill rollout to En-US. Firefox 56.0 Issues Firefox may crash on startup if RelevantKnowledge adware is installed on the device. Remove it by running software such as AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Free, or other security software. 64-bit versions of Firefox may crash on Windows 7 if Lenovo's "OneKey Theater" software is installed. Mozilla suggests to re-install a 32-bit version of Firefox to fix the issue. Developer Changes rel="preload" implemented to preload resources that can be cached. (bug 1222633) Intl API enabled on Android (bug 1344625) Firefox for Android does not support plugins anymore. (bug 1381916) URLs are encoded internally by Gecko using punycode to avoid encoding issues. (bug 945240) Firefox on Windows and on Mac OS X can be run in headless mode using the -headless flag. (bug 1355150 and bug 1355147) Lots of WebExtensions changes (see developer link in the resource section below for a full list). Support for <applet> has been dropped. Firefox 56.0 for Android Only a handful of changes in Firefox for Android, but they are major: Flash support is discontinued. Firefox for Android does not support Android 4.0 anymore. Performance and power consumption improvements for WebRTC through the use of hardware encoders. Support for WebExtensions improved. Security updates / fixes Security changes are announced after the official release. We will update the review when Mozilla publishes them. CVE-2017-7793: Use-after-free with Fetch API CVE-2017-7817: Firefox for Android address bar spoofing through fullscreen mode CVE-2017-7818: Use-after-free during ARIA array manipulation CVE-2017-7819: Use-after-free while resizing images in design mode CVE-2017-7824: Buffer overflow when drawing and validating elements with ANGLE CVE-2017-7805: Use-after-free in TLS 1.2 generating handshake hashes CVE-2017-7812: Drag and drop of malicious page content to the tab bar can open locally stored files CVE-2017-7814: Blob and data URLs bypass phishing and malware protection warnings CVE-2017-7813: Integer truncation in the JavaScript parser CVE-2017-7825: OS X fonts render some Tibetan and Arabic unicode characters as spaces CVE-2017-7815: Spoofing attack with modal dialogs on non-e10s installations CVE-2017-7816: WebExtensions can load about: URLs in extension UI CVE-2017-7821: WebExtensions can download and open non-executable files without user interaction CVE-2017-7823: CSP sandbox directive did not create a unique origin CVE-2017-7822: WebCrypto allows AES-GCM with 0-length IV CVE-2017-7820: Xray wrapper bypass with new tab and web console CVE-2017-7811: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 56 CVE-2017-7810: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 56 and Firefox ESR 52.4 Additional information / sources Firefox 56 release notes Firefox 56 Android release notes Add-on compatibility for Firefox 56 Firefox 56 for Developers Site compatibility for Firefox 56 Firefox Security Advisories Firefox Release Schedule Now Read: The state of Mozilla Firefox Source Firefox 56.0 & 52.4.0 ESR Frontpage Downloads:
  12. Mozilla Firefox 56.0 - 32bit[x86] and 64bit[x64] Stable[New] + 52.4.0 ESR[New] Mozilla Firefox v56.0 stable + v52.4.0 ESR available for download. Tip: .... Release Notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0/releasenotes/ [Alternate] gHacks.net Optional Release Notes + Tips: Download Links - Stable: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.exe Windows[x86 - 32bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/win32-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2056.0.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.exe Windows[x86 - 64bit - EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/win64-EME-free/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2056.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/mac/en-US/Firefox 56.0.dmg Mac[EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/mac-EME-free/ Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-56.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-56.0-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-56.0.tar.bz2 Linux[x86-x64- EME Free]: https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/linux-x86_64-EME-free/ Download Links - ESR: All Languages and OS: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/organizations/all/ FTP links: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0esr/ Windows[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.4.0esr-SSL&os=win&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0esr/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.4.0esr.exe Windows[x64 - 64bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.4.0esr-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 52.4.0.exe Mac: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.4.0esr-SSL&os=osx&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0esr/mac/en-US/Firefox 52.4.0esr.dmg Linux[x86 - 32bit]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.4.0esr-SSL&os=linux&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0esr/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-52.4.0esr.tar.bz2 Linux[x64]: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-52.4.0esr-SSL&os=linux64&lang=en-US Or https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/52.4.0esr/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-52.4.0esr.tar.bz2 Firefox for Android - 56.0: Not Yet Released
  13. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/ http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/ http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win32/ http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win64/ en-US win32 http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.exe http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win32/en-US/firefox-56.0.zip win64 http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.exe http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/candidates/56.0-candidates/build1/win64/en-US/firefox-56.0.zip Mozilla Firefox Future branch dates Release Owners quarter merge date central beta release date release ESR Q4 2017-09-21 Firefox 58 Firefox 57 2017-09-28 Firefox 56 Firefox 52.4 2017-11-13 Firefox 59 Firefox 58 2017-11-14 Firefox 57 Firefox 52.5 Q1 2018-01-15 Firefox 60 Firefox 59 2018-01-16 Firefox 58 Firefox 52.6 2018-03-05 Firefox 61 Firefox 60 2018-03-06 Firefox 59 Firefox 52.7; 59.0 Q2 2018-04-30 Firefox 62 Firefox 61 2018-05-01 Firefox 60 Firefox 52.8; 59.1 2018-06-25 Firefox 63 Firefox 62 2018-06-26 Firefox 61 Firefox 59.2 Q3 2018-08-20 Firefox 64 Firefox 63 2018-08-21 Firefox 62 Firefox 59.3 Q4 2018-10-15 Firefox 65 Firefox 64 2018-10-16 Firefox 63 Firefox 59.4 2018-11-26 Firefox 66 Firefox 65 2018-11-27 Firefox 64 Firefox 59.5 Note that the merge from beta to release happens ahead of time (usually on the Mon/Tue a week before the release date). Release manager list Last edited: 18/09/2017 Posted also here - http://cleveridea.hostfree.pw/firefox_dates.html
  14. All modern web browsers leak extension information to sites if the sites run scripts to pull the information. We talked about the findings of a research term that published its findings recently in a paper. Unless scripts are blocked, sites may run scripts that check the response time of the browser as it is different when checks are made for fake extensions and fake resources, and existing extensions and fake resources. Firefox's situation is special, as it supports the legacy add-on system and the new WebExtensions system. The researcher tested the browser's legacy add-on system only, but suggested that Firefox's new system would also be vulnerable. An anonymous reader pointed out that Firefox's WebExtensions system uses random IDs, and that this meant that the method to enumerate extensions would not work in that case (unlike in Chrome and other Chromium based browsers). While that is correct, Mozilla's implementation introduces a new issue that allows sites to identify users if WebExtensions expose content to sites as the random IDs are permanent. "... in particular, they [Mozilla] changed the initial scheme (moz-extension://[extID]/[path]) to moz-extension://[random-UUID]/[path]. Unfortunately, while this change makes indeed more difficult to enumerate user extensions, it introduces a far more dangerous problem. In fact, the random-UUID token can now be used to precisely fingerprint users if it is leaked by an extensions. A website can retrieve this UUID and use it to uniquely identify the user, as once it is generated the random ID never changes. We reported this design-related bug to Firefox developers as well." If a site manages to get hold of the ID, it may track the Firefox installation as that ID never changes. This is not just theoretical either; Earthling, one of the maintainers of the Ghacks Firefox user.js file, has created a proof of concept that highlights a leak in Firefox's native Screenshot tool. While this particular example requires that users click on the screenshot button in the Firefox interface to make the unique ID available to the site, other extensions may expose content without user interaction. Apple's Safari uses a random UUID system as well, and the researchers discovered that they could enumerate about 40% of all extensions as its implementation is flawed. If the WebExtension exposes content to sites because they have implementation flaws, sites may fingerprint users based on the unique ID that gets exposed in the process. Closing Words Mozilla needs to rework the implementation to protect users of the browser from this. Even if you don't use WebExtensions at all, you may be vulnerable to this as Firefox ships with several system add-ons that may expose the ID to sites. (Thanks Pants and Earthling) Article source
  15. Mozilla starts to fix bugs discovered in Firefox 55 by releasing dot versions. After Firefox 55.0.1 and Firefox 55.0.2, Mozilla has released Firefox 55.0.3, which has fixed two bugs: file uploads to some websites failed, including YouTube and all installed Add-ons gets disabled after restart when the Firefox Profile contains Non-ASCII characters. These issues have been addressed. Firefox 55.0.3 Firefox 55.0.3 update is now available via automatic update and you can also visit Firefox website and download the same. Fix file uploads to some websites, including YouTube (bug 1383518 -Uploading thumbnails to YouTube, picture to Tweakers.net not working on Firefox 55+) Fix an issue with add-ons when using a path containing non-ascii characters (bug 1389160 – All addons disabled after browser restart if path to firefox profile contains non-ascii characters.) You can check the version 55.0.3 release notes here. Article source
  16. The following guide lists all options that you have to continue running so-called legacy add-ons when Firefox 57 is released in November. Mozilla plans to disable the legacy add-on system in Firefox 57 Stable. This means that any extension for Firefox that is not a WebExtension, the new format that Mozilla focuses on, will stop working in Firefox 57. Many add-ons that are available for Firefox right now will stop working. New extensions are created, but it is fair to say that WebExtensions will never be as powerful as Firefox's legacy add-on system. We made a rough analysis of the situation in July; it is improving, but there are still plenty of legacy add-ons out there that are not available as WebExtensions yet. Some add-on authors may be working on a port, some may wait for APIs to become available, and some have announced already that they won't port their extensions (usually because it is not possible, and won't be possible). Firefox users who rely on specific legacy add-ons have a couple of options to retain their functionality. The following options are available: Switch to Firefox ESR (until June 26, 2018) Firefox ESR, Extended Support Release, will support legacy add-ons until June 26, 2018. This special version of Firefox is maintained specifically for organizations that require more stability and less change when it comes to software. Firefox ESR gets all the security updates that Firefox Stable gets, but none of the functionality changes. The current version of Firefox ESR, 52.x, is based on Firefox 52.0. This means that it won't incorporate any changes made in Firefox 53, 57 or even 60. It is no longer supported after the release of Firefox ESR 52.8.0 which is released next to Firefox 60. Switch to Firefox Nightly (unknown) While Firefox Release and Beta versions won't support legacy extensions anymore when Firefox 57 hits the channel, the same cannot be said for Firefox Nightly. Read also: Firefox Test Pilot: Page Shot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection Mozilla plans to ship Firefox Nightly with a preference to enable support for legacy add-ons. This sounds good at first glance, but changes in the browser's core will render add-ons non-functional in Firefox 57. Jorge Villalobos, product manager for addons.mozilla.org, confirms as much on the official Mozilla blog: Starting with 57, many things will break that will also break add-ons. Most add-ons that aren’t WebExtensions will be broken regardless. Compatibility issues will grow over time when further changes are made to the Firefox web browser. While some add-ons will continue to work at least for a while, it is unclear for how long, and for how long Mozilla plans to keep the preference in Nightly to keep on using legacy add-ons. Block further updates (unlimited, but insecure) Another option that Firefox users have is to block any updates to the browser so that Firefox won't get updated to version 57. While that removes the time limit for using any legacy add-on that still works in Firefox 56, it means as well that Firefox won't get updated anymore with security updates. This makes it a non-option for most use cases. Firefox users who want to disable automatic updates need to load about:preferences#advanced, switch to the advanced tab there, and select "never check for updates". Note that Mozilla changes the preferences layout. Pale Moon (not all add-ons are compatible) Pale Moon, which shares a lot of code with Firefox, may be an option of the add-ons that you want to use work in the browser. Not all Firefox add-ons are compatible with Pale Moon on the other hand, so you best verify this before you migrate to the browser. Ghacks.net
  17. Mozilla Firefox 55.0 has been released by Mozilla. The official release date of Firefox 55.0 is August 8, 2017. The new version of the web browser is already available, and will be offered on August 8 to existing users of the web browser provided that they have turned updates on. Firefox 55.0 breaks compatibility with older versions of the browser and Firefox ESR. Users who want to downgrade are advised to back up their profiles prior to installing the update. Firefox Beta, Nightly and ESR versions are also updated on the day. Firefox Beta is moved to Firefox 56.0, Firefox Nightly to Firefox 57.0, and Firefox ESR to 52.3. Executive Summary You cannot restore an older version / migrate to Firefox ESR after the upgrade to Firefox 55. Firefox 55.0 is the first version of Firefox that moves directly from Nightly to Beta. The new WebExtensions permissions systems is enabled. Firefox 55.0 download and update Direct download links for Firefox installation files: Firefox Stable download Firefox Beta download Nightly download Firefox ESR download Firefox unbranded builds information Firefox 55.0 Changes WebExtensions Permissions system is live Firefox 55 ships with a permissions system for WebExtensions. These are displayed to the user during installation of a WebExtension in the web browser, and during updates if new permissions are requested. A dialog is displayed to the user whenever a WebExtension is installed that requires permissions, and when a WebExtension is updated that requires new permissions. Firefox lists the requested permissions, e.g. access browser tabs, and users may continue with the installation or update by selecting "add" or "update", or cancel the process. Adobe Flash plugin restrictions Mozilla set the Adobe Flash plugin to click-to-play by default, and decided to restrict Flash to http and https pages. Mozilla notes that the change is rolled out gradually, and may not be visible immediately to all users. 5% of users two weeks after release. 25% of users a month after release. 100% of users six weeks after release. Search suggestions enabled by default Search suggestions, those displayed in the Firefox address bar when a user starts to type, are now enabled for all users except those who have opted out. Firefox users can manage search engines and suggestions by loading about:preferences#search in the browser's address bar. Users who don't want or require search suggestions can turn them off by removing the checkmark from "provide search suggestions" and "show search suggestions in location bar results". New "Performance" section in Settings Firefox 55 ships with a new performance section in Settings. Firefox users may select to run the browser with the recommended performance settings, or customize the following performance-related options: Toggle hardware acceleration. Set a content process limits for multi-process functionality. Page Shot screenshot functionality Firefox 55 users may notice a new screenshots icon in the Firefox main toolbar. This icon is not visible to all users at release, as Mozilla wants to run an A/B test first. Those Firefox users who have it in their browser already may use it to capture a region of the web browser, or a page, and save it locally or online on https://screenshots.firefox.com/. Other Firefox 55.0 changes Added Belorussian locale Assign custom shortcuts to Firefox on Mac OS X via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Firefox 55 marks the beginning of theme support. The browser.theme.update API is available which features similar capabilities as Firefox lightweight themes. Geolocation API requires secure origin. Same is true for Storage API. Loading of mixed content allowed on localhost. Print preview feature to simplify print jobs. Remote jar files are not loaded by default anymore. Mozilla disabled support for the jar: protocol back in Firefox 45, but had to re-enable it because it broke IBM iNotes functionality. Firefox 55 disables jar: again as IBM updated iNotes so that it no longer requires remote jars. Firefox users who require the functionality may switch network.jar.block-remote-files to false to restore it. (Bug 1329336) Sidebar can be moved to the right. Support for WebVR. WebExtensions performance improvements, e.g. host matching, lazy loading APIs and more. Windows Stub installer simplified, option to select installation directory or program shortcuts removed. Firefox users need to use the full installer for these options. Developer Changes about:debugging page changes. Temporary add-ons are listed at the top, a remove button is now available, and help is shown if an extension has a temporary ID. Extensions may disable WebRTC. Network Monitor: show hide columns, remote IP, protocol, scheme, cookies and set cookies columns, filtering of network requests by column values and other properties, and regular expressions. New APIs: Collaborative Scheduling of Background Tasks API, WebVR 1.1 API, Intersection Observer API. Proxy API to insert proxy configuration files into Firefox. runtime.onMessageExternal API implemented to allow communication between WebExtensions add-ons. Support for EME on insecure contexts deprecated. webRequest API improvements, e.g. declining requests before cookies are processed. Firefox 55.0 for Android The following features are new or changed on Android (apart from those that were mentioned already for Firefox for the desktop): Option to zoom with one hand using double tap and drag gestures. Greek and Lao locales added. Accessibility settings have an option to respect the system's font size when displaying web pages. Security updates / fixes Security changes are announced after the official release. We will update the review when Mozilla publishes them. Additional information / sources Firefox 55 release notes Firefox 55 Android release notes Add-on compatibility for Firefox 55 Firefox 55 for Developers Site compatibility for Firefox 55 Firefox Security Advisories Firefox Release Schedule Now Read: The state of Mozilla Firefox Article source