FireFox three is out for literally months now, with most users having migrated some time ago – nevertheless, a small group of villagers…I guess that you know the story . Google has traditionally financed FireFox and still does so, but has recently launched a browser of its own.
Beltzner said Google asked Mozilla to disable the feature in Firefox 18.104.22.168 because the older browser line uses an obsolete protocol.
“The Phishing Protection feature in Firefox 2 relies on data provided by Google via the first version of the SafeBrowsing protocol,” said Beltzner, who explained that Google and Mozilla had worked together to update the protocol, first to SafeBrowsing v2.1 late last year, and more recently, to SafeBrowsing v2.2.
However, the announcement is not as severe as it looks – FireFox three uses the latest version of the protocol, and still gets its data from Google…