Firefox 74 reactivates TLS 1.0/1.1 because of Corona

Mozilla[German]In Firefox 74, the Mozilla developers had disabled the TLS 1.0/1.1 protocols (see Firefox 74.0 and 68.6.0esr released). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TLS 1.0/1.1 was reactivated to allow retrieval of relevant information about Covid-19 on official government sites again. 


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3 Responses to Firefox 74 reactivates TLS 1.0/1.1 because of Corona

  1. Chris Pugson says:

    In that case, TLS 1.0/1.1 should not have been disabled in the first place. Information on government websites must always be accessible. This is one good reason why at least one alternative web browser should always be available.

  2. EP says:

    hopefully, Mozilla will have the TLS 1.0/1.1 protocols working in the the next Firefox version. I’ve also read the TLS 1.0/1.1 protocols are re-enabled with Firefox 75 beta as well.

    Unrelated note – Mozilla will not be delaying any new Firefox releases due to the coronavirus pandemic and will continue on as planned:
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/28/mozilla-wont-delay-firefox/
    https://news.softpedia.com/news/no-firefox-update-delay-due-to-covid-19-mozilla-promises-529595.shtml

  3. EP says:

    this just in – Microsoft plans to disable TLS 1.0 & 1.1 with their MS Edge, Legacy Edge & IE11 browsers in the 2nd half of 2020:
    https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/03/31/tls-1-0-tls-1-1-schedule-update-edge-ie11/

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