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Firefox affected by bug that disables all the browser's extensions

A user may see this message when trying to get their missing extension(s) back. (Source: Mozilla)
A user may see this message when trying to get their missing extension(s) back. (Source: Mozilla)
Those who use the latest version of Firefox (66.6) may have noticed that their usual extensions have disappeared. This is due to a bug in this browser in which an expired certificate gives the impression that all of these add-ons are corrupt. Mozilla has stated that a fix is being rolled out at present.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Firefox 66.6.0.3 (its latest update) has developed an issue in which all extensions on a given user's copy of the app seem to have disappeared. The culprit, as Mozilla has noted, is due to an "expired intermediate certificate" which is necessary to authorize all of the add-ons in question.

This may be a considerable source of inconvenience to many users, particularly those who use reputable extensions that have worked trouble-free for some time. However, the open-source app-maker assures users that it will be resolved soon and their extensions will work as normal.

Then again, a number of individuals have responded with claims that this solution has not yet manifested itself on their devices. In the meantime, users have been advised not to take action to delete their respective add-ons, as this will carry the risk of losing all data associated with them.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05- 5 (Update: 2019-05- 5)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.