Firefox finally fixes the problems with antivirus apps crashing HTTPS websites



After more than six months of constant problems with antivirus software meddling with Firefox’s configuration and certificate store only to crash HTTPS websites, Mozilla announced today a final solution for this long-pressing issue.

According to Mozilla Certificate Authority Program Manager Wayne Thayer, starting with Firefox 68, the browser will automatically enable an about:config preference that will make it less likely that antivirus software crashes an HTTPS page.

The preference is “security.enterprise_roots.enabled”, which starting with Firefox 68, the browser will set to true if it detects a “Man-in-the-Middle” TLS error, which is the typical error specific to antivirus software trying (and failing) to intercept a connection to an HTTPS website.

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