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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5055 on: August 14, 2021, 01:35:44 PM »
Firefox 91 introduces HTTPS by Default in Private Browsing
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-https-by-default-in-private-browsing/
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Whilst the headline looks good, if a site doesn't support https protocol then it can't switch to it.  Some users also have the https everywhere add-on installed, but that too I guess would suffer the same fate if the site doesn't support https protocol.

Many sites that do support https also switch http connections to the https connection.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5056 on: September 14, 2021, 09:18:45 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5057 on: September 14, 2021, 12:52:30 PM »
Firefox now bypasses Windows 11's messy default browser settings
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/firefox-now-bypasses-windows-11s-messy-default-browser-settings/
Considering the rash of lawsuits Microsoft faced the last time they pulled a stunt like this,
I'm sure changes will still happen to make changing the default browser easier
before the new OS is released on October 5, 2021.
There's also a tool available that can make this task easier
EdgeDeflector - https://github.com/da2x/EdgeDeflector
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5058 on: September 22, 2021, 01:01:29 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5059 on: September 22, 2021, 02:57:07 PM »
HTTPS Is Actually Everywhere
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/https-actually-everywhere
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #5060 on: September 22, 2021, 04:07:04 PM »
HTTPS Is Actually Everywhere
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/09/https-actually-everywhere
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Hi Bob, sure - but the point of the article is that it probably isn't needed anymore.

With these simple settings available, EFF is preparing to deprecate the HTTPS Everywhere web extension as we look to new frontiers of secure protocols like SSL/TLS. After the end of this year, the extension will be in “maintenance mode.” for 2022. We know many different kinds of users have this tool installed, and want to give our partners and users the needed time to transition. We will continue to inform users that there are native HTTPS-only browser options before the extension is fully sunset.
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