Large amounts of security fixes and bug fixes
Welcome to Waterfox!
Waterfox was started back in March 2011 by myself (Alex Kontos), a 16 year old student. I had a fascination for the web and wanted to help expand on the ideals of what Mozilla had for a free and open web. And so I decided to make Waterfox, a 64-Bit browser based on Mozilla’s free and open source platform.
Waterfox was one of the first widely distributed 64-Bit browsers on the web and quickly gained a loyal following. At a time Waterfox had one thing in mind: speed, but now Waterfox also attempts to be an ethical, user-oriented browser.
Waterfox focuses on giving users choice. The browser is focused on power users, which lets you make the important decisions. There is no plugin whitelist (meaning you can run Java Applets and Silverlight apps), you can run whichever extensions you like (including Classic Firefox Add-Ons!) and absolutely no data or telemetry is sent back to Mozilla or the Waterfox project.
What’s new in Waterfox 56.2.2?
Large amounts of security fixes and bug fixes are in this release and should solve two main issues:
- Certain add-ons not showing their own options page (such as uBlock Origin dashboard).
- Corrupted Content issue on website that use service workers.
- Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories patched:
Enjoy! Hope everyone has been enjoying the summer weather ☀️ (or winter depending where you are ❄️).