Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Mozilla Firefox Version 71.0 Released with Security Updates


Mozilla sent Firefox Version 71.0 to the release channel today.  The update included thirteen (13) security updates of which six (6) are high and five (5) are rated moderate. 

Also released was Firefox ESR Version 68.3.

Note:  The following extensions have been removed from the Mozilla addon repository due to concerns that they were tracking a user's activity as they are browsed the web:  Avast Online Security, Avast SafePrice, AVG Online Security, and AVG SafePrice.  Additional information is available at Bleeping Computer.




    • Improvements to Lockwise, our integrated password manager:
      • Firefox now recognizes subdomains and will autofill domain logins from Lockwise
      • Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor are now available to users with screen readers
    • More information about Enhanced Tracking Protection in action:
      • Notifications when Firefox blocks cryptominers
      • A running tally of blocked trackers in the protection panel accessed by clicking the address bar shield
    • Picture-in-picture video comes to Firefox for Windows: Select the blue icon from the right edge of a video to pop open a floating window so you can keep watching while working in other tabs. Learn how the feature works.
    • Native MP3 decoding on Windows, Linux, and macOS


    Update:  To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.


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