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Mozilla: Firefox 78 removes outdated TLS again

Mozilla has the current one Version 78 of his Firefox browser released. This version is maintained as an Extended Support Release (ESR) by the team for at least one year instead of the usual four weeks. The manufacturer has thus deactivated the outdated TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 encryption protocols by default.

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This change was actually already implemented with version 74, but was then temporarily withdrawn with reference to the corona crisis, since, among other things, some government sides did not support version 1.2 of the TLS protocol, which was more than ten years old. Mozilla is now trying to deactivate again and has also deactivated all DHE-based TLS ciphersuites. To avoid compatibility problems, Mozilla has added two more AES ciphersuites.

The team has also expanded the tracking protection overview, which is about about: protections is achievable. This now shows directly whether one of the saved passwords may have been in circulation due to data leaks or hacked access data.

Mozilla has also rolled out the web renderer for the current version 78. Likewise, screensavers should no longer be able to interrupt WebRTC conferences in the future and the team has added the option to clean up the Firefox browser in the uninstallation routine. The right-click context menu for tabs also allows you to restore multiple closed tabs. Firefox 78 offers a wide range of other configuration options for enterprise installations.

As usual, Firefox is available for download for Windows, Linux and MacOS. The current version 78 is also the last major version of the browser that still supports MacOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11. For these operating system versions that have not been maintained by Apple for at least two years, Firefox updates are still available for one year as part of ESR maintenance.

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