Mozilla Firefox 13 Set to Improve Security with ASLR

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  1. vasa1

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    As a Firefox user I am quite pleased to see this.
     
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    I assume this is the beginning of the effects of dropping Win2k support. :)
     
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    Good to hear that mozilla is implementing this. Good decision.
     
  5. tlu

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    Well, only addons with binary elements will be affected, i.e. most addons won't.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    As Tlu said this only effects add-ons with binaries such as the Mcaffee toolbar. Your typical extension will not be effected.
     
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    Yes, AV toolbars, downloads manger plugins, WinZip Courier, Adobe Acrobat Plugins, etc. All of the things that break with the new versioning system when updates are released. I hope that besides this they find a way to increase compatibility as well.
     
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    Well, I suppose I'll have to wait & see, I'll probably be OK. On the bright side SeaMonkey is looking really good at the moment, so I have a good back-up if Firefox becomes difficult for me to use. If I wanted to use a browser with little or no extension capability I would use Chrome more often!

    I 'heart' my Firefox extensions LOL.
     
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    I don't use anything like the McAfee toolbar. How about the effect on things like Kairo's Jökulsárlón Download Manager?
     
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    Does it install any executable files? If so, it will probably now be forced to use ASLR.
     
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    Probably. I use Download Studio and the Firefox 11 beta is installed and it currently does not integrate. Nor would the Norton toolbar if I had it installed. Kaspersky toolbars work with 11 but not newer. Which reminds me, Password Managers are another category. LastPass works, things like Sticky Password need to be updated.
     
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    I'm not sure, does this mean Kairo will have to upgrade it, or can it be compatible with ASLR?
     
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    They will have to recompile it with support for ASLR.
     
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    OK thanks.
     
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    How can one tell if an extension has binary elements?
     
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    Firefox 13 on April 24th 2012? Was that a joke?
     
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    If they follow their new 6 week release cycle that should be the release date of Firefox 12 o_O
     
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    Is it just me or is this rapid release cycle stuff starting to sound plain scary? :eek:
     
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