Postmortems

Mozilla (Firefox) add-ons "armageddon"

Firefox extensions are signed, and Mozilla allowed one of the certificates to expire, causing lots of inconvenience and even user data loss… As ever, the reasons are not simple - here’s their post mortem:
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/07/add-ons-outage-post-mortem-result/

Previously, they posted about the technical background to the mishap:
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/05/technical-details-on-the-recent-firefox-add-on-outage/

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Fortunately for me, that only affected my Mobile Firefox at the time. My desktop one was not affected as Mozilla had applied the ‘hotfix’ to keep Firefox working at the time until they could push a proper fix.

I guess there is some good in living in a timezone that is different from most other users by a few hours. :slight_smile:

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