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Re: Reverting firefox-esr upgrade in Buster

Nov 8, 2018, 4:43 AM by brad@fineby.me.uk:

> I'm no fan of the move to WE myself, despite the security issues
> claimed(1) to exist with XUL. It's one of the reasons I use Pale Moon.

I was looking into PaleMoon/Basilisk/Waterfox myself but decided not to proceed at the time as they are not in the Debian repository.

> Just be aware that v52 (in testing) isn't going to get security updates,
> and that can be hazardous.  Also, some site no longer work in v52 -
> anything video related is at risk as more sites move to playback
> technology that v52 can't do.

The majority of security issues are related to Javascript use and with Noscript installed this attack vector should be reduced somewhat as I only enable Javascript for a few websites. Am still deciding what to do though, just wanted to see how easy it would be to go back to 52.9.

Thanks for the info.

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