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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4815 on: April 16, 2019, 08:24:05 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4816 on: April 28, 2019, 03:43:52 PM »
The Windows 10 Settings Guide: How to Do Anything and Everything
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4817 on: May 03, 2019, 07:30:39 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4818 on: May 03, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4819 on: May 03, 2019, 11:51:22 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4820 on: May 21, 2019, 08:00:00 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4821 on: June 03, 2019, 11:29:11 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4822 on: June 05, 2019, 09:23:17 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4823 on: June 13, 2019, 07:11:11 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4824 on: June 13, 2019, 01:29:43 PM »
Project Svalbard: The Future of Have I Been Pwned
https://www.troyhunt.com/project-svalbard-the-future-of-have-i-been-pwned/
Certainly sounds like a security problem to me. ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4825 on: June 13, 2019, 04:03:52 PM »
Project Svalbard: The Future of Have I Been Pwned
https://www.troyhunt.com/project-svalbard-the-future-of-have-i-been-pwned/
Certainly sounds like a security problem to me. ???

I really don't like using these so called check and see if you have been pwned, I just don't trust them either :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4826 on: July 03, 2019, 05:39:04 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4827 on: July 03, 2019, 01:34:47 PM »
Mozilla Firefox - Fixing Antivirus Errors
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/07/01/fixing-antivirus-errors/
Sounds like Mozilla trying to justify some of it's actions that have been causing users problems.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4828 on: July 03, 2019, 05:19:44 PM »
Mozilla Firefox - Fixing Antivirus Errors
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/07/01/fixing-antivirus-errors/
Sounds like Mozilla trying to justify some of it's actions that have been causing users problems.

Not entirely correct, when this issue first crept up, it was AVs (not just Avast) that place their Security Certs in unexpected locations (Firefox areas for security certs) and this wasn't handled well by the browser (not entirely incorrectly).  But now there are fall backs to make what would have been a failure more gracious/successful, allowing the user to proceed.

There is certainly a case for AVs and Browser Companies talking to one and other to avoid these sort of collisions occurring.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #4829 on: July 03, 2019, 07:17:26 PM »
Mozilla Firefox - Fixing Antivirus Errors
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/07/01/fixing-antivirus-errors/
Sounds like Mozilla trying to justify some of it's actions that have been causing users problems.

Not entirely correct, when this issue first crept up, it was AVs (not just Avast) that place their Security Certs in unexpected locations (Firefox areas for security certs) and this wasn't handled well by the browser (not entirely incorrectly).  But now there are fall backs to make what would have been a failure more gracious/successful, allowing the user to proceed.

There is certainly a case for AVs and Browser Companies talking to one and other to avoid these sort of collisions occurring.

Thank you @DavidR for highlighting this.  I appreciate that the Avast users/contributors here (including myself) are largely fans, but the fact is that Avast (and AVG, Kaspersky, et. al.) abused the Firefox Policy System to crowbar their (MITM) certificate into Firefox in a way that they were told explicitly was the wrong way to do it.  They did not correct that.

So now Mozilla has had to spend time working around the Avast-created problem.

So, to me it "Sounds like Mozilla is trying to mitigate a problem not of its own making".