Mozilla is renowned for putting a high price on the security of its users and this is why Firefox is updated on a regular basis. The developers who are in charge of Firefox are always looking for new ways to enhance the performances and user experience that the browser offers and the latest update which sports the 66.0.4 version number for Desktop and Android introduces a fix for the infamous disabled add-ons issue.
Mozilla Firefox 66.0.4 Update
As previously noted, the latest update for Mozilla Firefox sports the 66.0.4 version number and it is being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels right now. This is an important update because it doesn’t focus on introducing any features and instead, it comes with a major bug fix. The fix takes care of an issue that made it difficult for users to deal with disabling add-ons.
The Patch Notes
“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,” said Kev Needham who is a member of the Firefox Add-ons team.
The Expired Certificate Issue
For those who are not experienced Firefox users, the problem that the new update is taking care of is one of the biggest fails in Mozilla’s history. The fail occurred on the night between Friday and Saturday when the digital certificate that Mozilla was using to sign Firefox add-ons which are also known as extensions expired. Luckily, this issue is now solved.