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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2016, 20:36    Post subject:  Firefox27-2018
Subject description: Still very useful
 

*** Originally posted 2016/08/12 9PM EDT ***

FF27 that I put in the updates to slacko5.7 spins still works a treat with TLS1.2 and foreward secrecy. Its a root only package, everything installs to root, and the desktop icon must be linked to root/.mozilla/firefox/firefox. That which resides in usr needs to be removed. One might say its a modular approach... don't like it, just remove the dot mozilla file in root and the root/dot cache/dot mozilla folders. Voila!, gone.

OCT. 11, 2017 8PM EDT

This is a Linux 32-bit Version of Mozilla's Firefox27.0.1. The browser has about:config settings aimed at good security and privacy. The addons are AdBlock Edge (no whitelist), Better privacy, Redirect cleaner, D/L YouTube as mp4, and YouTube All HTML5. Included is FireFTP 2.0.19, that can be disabled and removed if not needed. SYNC has beeen turned off, it can be enabled in about:config. Recommended is to use about:support to view all changes made to the browser.

Security items include using TLS 1.2 as default, removing all "search helpers", and a reduction of fingerprinting/phoning-home. Privacy entails not responding to tracking, and using Private Browsing Mode as default among others.

This browser config is quite suitable in today's monetizing environment. A lot of the pretty pictures get removed because they are ads in disguise. O/L banking and shopping can be accomplished due to security and privacy settings. Just a reminder to use encrypted wifi and an ethernet connection behind an active firewall (modem routers have this). I have found by experience that the browser inflates to about 92Mb.

Link to download the October 11, 2017 UPDATE.

sha256 sum 5b8b34ebeea5ddd21d56410b7ccd9638f64fe7b377d0f97533ac4c2c6a21a61e

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2016, 20:37    Post subject: reserved  

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Mar 2017, 17:41    Post subject: UPDATE  

The FireFox 27 update for March 2017 is ready, see first post.
Just a few settings in about:config changed.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 14:06    Post subject: Aug 2017 update  

The aug. 2017 update is ready. See first post. the SHA256 sum is
02f0ed12c05e5e3677cfd491d299062d0c889784af247c4ce48d72f97f4e265c

*** edit: I tossed the YouTube ALL HTML5 v. 2.1.3 and upgraded to 3.0.1. Testing this now. ***

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 20:00    Post subject: 2018 edition  

A few bugs and a typo are fixed, further clean-up and leak-plugging, and YouTube still functions OK. A reminder here that some websites still hiccup at these security settings, and using the SSL Server test link will clarify. NOTE that Symantic has been harshly reprimanded for their lazy enforcement/oversight of certs and such process. One may see the expiration in less than a year.

For those still using the August 2017 version there is a bug/typo in about:config and its an important one...

Change the "4" value in security.tls.version.max to a "3" w/o quotes. It appears that the 4 value DOES NOT imply TLS1.3, but rather recycles to a ZERO setting allowing TLS 1.0 (not secure). And it appears in Edit --> Preferences I left the popup blocker on... thats a nuissance here, and elsewhere when internally re-directing to another page.

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