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Firefox updated to version 70


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Firefox was updated last night to a major new version number.

70.0 Firefox Release October 22, 2019

Release notes

Firefox protects your privacy in every product

Latest Firefox Brings Privacy Protections Front and Center Letting You Track the Trackers


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On 11/3/2019 at 3:17 PM, AdvancedSetup said:

I have not encountered any issues

Hi AdvancedSetup:

Does the Scam Protection feature in the current Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox v2.1.2 provide any protection against the bug described in today's 05-Nov-2019 Ars Technica article Actively Exploited Bug in Fully Updated Firefox is Sending Users into a Tizzy? I'm not really sure how Scam Protection works in the Browser Guard extension e.g., if Malwarebytes maintains a list of blacklisted URLs that host these fake pop-ups or if there's some sort of real-time heuristic (behaviour-based) detection built in to Browser Guard. From that Ars Technica article:


Fraudulent tech-support sites cause Firefox to freeze while displaying scary message

...Scammers are actively exploiting a bug in Firefox that causes the browser to lock up after displaying a message warning the computer is running a pirated version of Windows that has been hacked.... The message then advises the person to call a toll-free number in the next five minutes or face having the computer disabled...

Kudos to bjm_ for providing a link to that Ars Technica article <here> in the Norton Tech Outpost board.

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We will block it on known sites but obviously may not block it if it comes from an unknown page. Mozilla is aware of it and has closed the one report as they say it's a duplicate of this one: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1571003

This currently shows as assigned but not fixed yet. Speculation is maybe next build but may 2 builds from now.


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