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Offline Rednose

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2015, 12:57:35 AM »
There you go Red.

Thnx for posting the screenshot, my friend :)

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2015, 07:33:27 AM »
FireFox save?
It was a security flaw in FireFox that lead to the closing of Silk Road and other sites.

The initial reporting was speculative or plain wrong, it was an already patched vulnerability.  The exploit was an old and patched exploit, it just that people using the Tor Browser did not update their browsers.  Law enforcement just reversed engineered old security patches, and that was it.  It could happen to any browser including Chrome. 

Tor Browser,  (based on Firefox) back then did not have an automatic update based on privacy concerns.  They released it through their website, but people did not update their browsers accordingly.  On the other hand, you would think that people using Tor Browsers to do obviously illegal things like child pornography, and drugs would be on top of security. 

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2015, 12:10:02 PM »
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2015, 03:17:40 PM »
I believe Alievitan is referring to Tor using an old vulnerable old version 10 of Firefox when Firefox 17 was fully patched and safe at the time.  https://blog.mozilla.org/jorendorff/2013/12/06/how-egotisticalgiraffe-was-fixed/
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2015, 09:28:19 PM »
Tor Browser was updated to 4.5.1 on May 13th.  Tor Browser 4.5.1 is based on Firefox ESR 31.7.0, which features important security updates to Firefox.

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-451-released
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