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Mozilla Releasing Fix for Firefox Extensions Bug

The fix does not apply to Firefox ESR or Firefox for Android. “We’re working on releasing a fix for both, and will provide updates here and on social media,”

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Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview.
Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview. (IANS)

Mozilla has started releasing a fix for a bug that prevented existing and new add-ons from running or being installed on the Firefox browser late on Friday.

“The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours. No active steps need to be taken to make add-ons work again,” the company said.

Mozilla in a blog post said it had identified the issue caused by certificate expiration and had started rolling out a fix for Firefox desktop users.

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“In particular, please do not delete and/or re-install any add-ons as an attempt to fix the issue. Deleting an add-on removes any data associated with it, where disabling and re-enabling does not,” Mozilla said.

The fix does not apply to Firefox ESR or Firefox for Android. “We’re working on releasing a fix for both, and will provide updates here and on social media,” Mozilla said.

“To provide this fix on short notice, we are using the Studies system. This system is enabled by default, and no action is needed unless Studies have been disabled,” the company said in the post. (IANS)

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Electric Automaker Tesla Challenges Hackers to Find Bugs in its Connected Cars

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In March last year, a group of hackers won a Tesla Model 3 and $35,000 for hacking into its systems. Pixabay

Electric automaker Tesla has once again challenged hackers to find bugs in its connected cars.

The Elon Musk-run company is returning to the annual hackers’ competition “Pwn20wn” to be held in Vancouver in March, reports electrek.

Some Model 3 cars and $1 million in award money will be up for grabs.

In March last year, a group of hackers won a Model 3 and $35,000 for hacking into its systems.

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Hackers have also demonstrated how they could trick a Tesla Model S to enter into the wrong lane by using a method called “adversarial attack”. Pixabay

Amat Cama and Richard Zhu of team called ‘Fluoroacetate’ exposed a vulnerability in the vehicle system during the hacking competition.

The hackers targeted the infotainment system on the Tesla Model 3.

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According to the Electric Vehicle maker, such hacking events it test as well as improve its security systems.

Hackers have also demonstrated how they could trick a Tesla Model S to enter into the wrong lane by using a method called “adversarial attack”, a way of manipulating a Machine Learning model. (IANS)

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