Posts Tagged ‘signed’

What to do When Firefox Disables Installed Add-Ons

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Apparently, there’s a lot of this going around, but fortunately, there are work-arounds.

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Tuesday’s Firefox 43 release, and here specifically the enforcement of add-on signing for the first time in the stable version of the web browser. The change caught many users of the browser unprepared and might have disastrous consequences for Mozilla as users might migrate to another browser supporting their favorite extensions.

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D-Link’s Digital Certificate Disclosure could Allow Spoofing

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Here’s a potential security hole that most of us should probably be concerned about, but fortunately, there’s an easy way to check to see if you’re vulnerable.

D-Link Corporation disclosed four digital certificates recently inadvertently that attackers could use to spoof content. While the certificates cannot be used to issue others or impersonate domains, they can be used to sign code which attackers could use to (better) disguise malware as legitimate software. Microsoft has released a security advisory and an update to remove the affected digital certificates from supported versions of Windows. D-Link has revoked the certificates in the meantime as well.

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How to Disable the Firefox 40 Add-On Signing Requirement

Friday, June 19th, 2015

If you’re trying to get an older version of a Firefox Add-On to work with Firefox 40, this might help …

Mozilla will enforce the signing of extensions in Firefox in Firefox 40. This particular version of Firefox is scheduled for release on August 11, 2015 to the stable channel. Add-on signing refers to a new system implemented by Mozilla that requires extensions for Firefox to be signed by the organization in order to install them in stable and beta versions of the Firefox web browser.

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