Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Firefox 44 Released With Security Updates

Mozilla sent Firefox Version 44.0 to the release channel.  The update includes three (3) critical, one (1) high, six (6) moderate and one (1 low security updates.

Firefox ESR was updated to version 38.6.0.

Fixed in Firefox 44

What’s New


  • Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
  • Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
  • Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don't support MP4/H.264
  • In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread
  • Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding
  • Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools


  • Windows XP and Vista screensaver doesn't disable when watching videos (Bug 1193610)


  • To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms
  • Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements
  • Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher
  • Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates
  • Stricter validation of web fonts
  • On-screen keyboard support temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


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