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Profile Eudy SilvaProject donor
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Posts: 915
ID: 918937
Credit: 135,688,049
RAC: 35,603
Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,503)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,011,118)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,022,307)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,004,746)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,778,161)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,023,238)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,113,239)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,784,784)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,162,202)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,309,179)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,001,901)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,036,805)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,005,331)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,539,979)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,224,371)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (25,599,556)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,059,222)
Message 130530 - Posted: 20 Jun 2019 | 16:18:23 UTC

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/18/18684272/firefox-zero-day-flaw-browser-attacks-crypto-patch

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Credit: 43,112,464
RAC: 35,894
Found 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (15,725)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,191)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,069,462)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (651,908)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,874,759)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (25,763)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,529,599)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (278,040)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (717,965)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (565,318)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (18,231)321 Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (128,076)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,366,124)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,834,584)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,188,360)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,814,357)
Message 130578 - Posted: 23 Jun 2019 | 20:13:38 UTC - in response to Message 130530.

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Credit: 566,200,238
RAC: 249,442
Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,471,766)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (776,297)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,120,351)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,056,207)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,244,808)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,709,683)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,233,229)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,978,312)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,940,587)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,025,303)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,693,614)321 Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,730,858)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,571,178)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,009,610)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (241,697,950)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,165,888)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,071,454)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,881,681)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,062,736)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (102,762,384)
Message 130627 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019 | 5:59:52 UTC

I'm not altogether crazy about Firefox phoning home when it wants to restore tabs after you had a browser crash (perhaps by turning off the computer). Isn't restoring tabs a local computer function? The browser contacts IPv4 addresses registered to Amazon, apparently EC2 instances. I'm thinking about categorically dropping all outgoing connections to Amazon addresses with the firewall.

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Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,942)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (500,523)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (655,642)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (539,100)PPS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (688,232)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (561,629)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,659,676)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (505,810)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,024)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (963,625)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,044)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (511,694)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (549,916)PPS Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (701,168)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,590)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,675,760)PSA Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,639)
Message 130636 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019 | 11:21:03 UTC
Last modified: 25 Jun 2019 | 11:21:34 UTC

Why no articles mention a firefox version in which the flaw/bug was introduced?

Why call it a zero-day flaw in the news if there's literally a firefox update to fix the flaw? The definition of "zero-day" involves people responsible for the software not adressing/mitigating the vulnerability.

I don't like the term "zero-day" in general. It's either confusing or being misused, or both.

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