Did you use Mozilla Firefox this weekend? Then you must’ve observed that some of your add-ons and extensions kept malfunctioning. Luckily, the issue has now been rectified, and if your browser does not update itself, it is possible to update it by instantly getting installation files downloaded Here or through this platform.
The issue causing this was not complicated: It happened because a digital security certificate that aided the verification of Mozilla Firefox add-ons and extensions expired. For security reasons, the add-ons and extensions were de-activated immediately by the browser.
Even popular Firefox extensions like Netflix, NoScript, Ghostery, uBlock Origin and LastPass began to malfunction at midnight on the 4th of May, when the certificate expired.
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Fans of Mozilla Firefox ad blockers immediately began to storm the net to rant about what they are not used to.
Information-security reporter, Steve Ragan shared on Twitter, “Opened Firefox … guess a certificate died somewhere because all my add-on scrip[t]s are disabled and there are singles in my area waiting to meet me.”
2 days ago, Mozilla had to release an update for Firefox that rectifies the problem with the expired signing certificate that de-activated add-ons for a large chunk of its userbase.
A member of the Firefox Add-ons team, Kev Needham said, “A Firefox release has been pushed – version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR. This release repairs the certificate chain to re-enable web extensions, themes, search engines, and language packs that had been disabled,”
“There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week,”
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It was a widely criticized glitch but the best part is Mozilla has vowed that they do not expect further issues after the update to Firefox 66.0.4, which should rectify the “disabled add-ons” for lovers of Firefox.