Fedora 18 Update: mozilla-https-everywhere-3.0.2-1.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-16569
2012-10-21 19:19:12
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Name        : mozilla-https-everywhere
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 3.0.2
Release     : 1.fc18
URL         : https://eff.org/https-everywhere
Summary     : HTTPS/HSTS enforcement extension for Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey
Description :
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between
The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your
communications with a number of major websites.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS,
but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted
HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests
to these sites to HTTPS.

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Update Information:

  * Some fixes that should have shipped in 3.0.1, but actually didn't:
    European Southern Observatory, Indeed, LibriVox
  * New fixes:
    Microsoft (Bing login button), ZeniMax, Ubuntuone, TrueCrypt, Springer
    (fix / reenable), Optical Society, IMDB, Facebook, EzineArticles,
    Broadband Reports, Apache, Akamai (exclude Zynga content to prevent
    breakage of some Zynga games), Costco
  - Since version 2.x:
    - 1,455 new active rulesets
    - UI improvements:
      -- right-click to view ruleset source in the config window
      -- translate some untranslated menus
      -- better icons in a few places (breaking/redirecting rules,
        context button)
    - Numerous improvements to the SSL Observatory internals, including cached
      submissions on hostile networks, better Tor and Convergence integration,
      and a new setting to control self-signed cert submission
    - New translations: Basque, Czech, Danish, French, Greek, Hungarian,
                        Italian, Korean, Malaysian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish,
                        Traditional Chinese
  - Relative to 3.0development.8:
    - Only promote the Decentralized SSL Observatory to 5% of non-Tor users
    - Update the SSL Observatory whitelist of common cert chains
    - Fixes, mostly in the CDN/media playback department:
             Akamai/CNN, GO.com/ABC, AWS/Amazon Zeitgeist MP3 player,
             AWS/Spiegel.tv, Technology Review, Cloudfront/Tunein,
             Akamai/Discovery Channel, Beyond Security, OCaml, Gentoo,
             Nokia, Widgetbox.com, Squarespace
             https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4199
             https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6871
             https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6992
             https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/7000
             https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/7020
             https://mail1.eff.org/pipermail/https-everywhere-rules/2012-October/001324.html
    - Disable buggy: Web.de, AJC.com, Feross, Bestofmedia
    - Remove a lot of off-by-default rulesets from the code, since they have
      some costs in terms of startup speed and RAM usage
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update mozilla-https-everywhere' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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