JonDoFox extension for Firefox

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Changes in version - 2011-02-25

Bug fixing:

  • reverted UA to old one due to compatibility issues with stable JonDo

Changes in Version 0.2.8 - 2011-02-24

New Feature:

  • full Firefox 4 compatibility
  • included the DNT header
  • included core Bloody Vikings functionality (getting a temporary email address easily)

Minor improvement:

  • activated browser history again (in FF4) as the :visited bug got fixed by Mozilla
  • set extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault and extensions.getAddons.cache.enabled to false to stop unnecessary pings to Mozilla (FF4)
  • changed english anontest homepage to
  • updated UA to match english FF 3.6.13
  • allowed to enable/disable proxy keep-alive for custom proxies
  • developed new overlay for FF >= 4.0b7pre as the statusbar is deprecated now (but the addon-bar is not used yet)
  • updated the links to our new homepage and cleaned code in jondofox-gui.js
  • fixed Firefox 4 issues with our netError.xhtml override
  • set network.http.accept-encoding in FF4 to "gzip,default"
  • There was no need to exclude FF 3.0 users. Lowering the minVersion to 3.0
  • if one prefs dialog is open and a new one shall be opened: focus the old one instead of doing nothing
  • Added "Proxy: " to the proxy label in the statusbar
  • created an about-JonDoFox (i.e. about:jondofox) entry in the settings menu
  • set privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown to true in oder to delete Flash cookies on shutdown in FF4 (see: bug 290456)

Bug fixing:

  • fixed an issue concerning our searchbar deletion functionality in FF4
  • reset intl.accept_languages to default value if user has no proxy or custom one with no faked UA
  • repaired broken links in about-dialog.xul
  • give a warning popup in all cases a custom proxy is misconfigured

Changes in Version 0.2.7 - 2010-09-30

New Feature:

  • if someone sets a TabID (to track the user) it is deleted if the user surfs to a new domain

Minor improvement:

  • set browser.send_pings to false just in case a user enables it (by accident or whatever)
  • set plugin.expose_full_path to false to prevent the attacker from extracting the plugins' absolute path in the file system
  • set browser.zoom.siteSpecific to false to prevent an attacker from tracking users via their specific zoom settings
  • simplified the SafeCache code (got rid of the MD5-code and use now nsICryptoHash)
  • set network.websocket.enabled to false until we can reliably say whether this pref is harmless

Bug fixing:

  • corrected general.productsub.override to general.productSub.override
  • corrected "en-us" in general.appversion.override to "en-US"
  • corrected user agent update mechanism for JDF + FF 4 (now, updates of default UA prefs result in a update of the UA in the browser in any case if JDF is updated)

Changes in Version 0.2.6 - 2010-09-09

New Feature:

  • compatibility with FF4 (up to and including beta 4)
  • "extensions.jondofox.search_suggest_enabled" is set to "false" and disables the search suggestion feature in the browser
  • a JonDoFox feature page is shown during start-up of a new extension version and may be loaded if "Features" in the proxyswitcher menu is clicked; included an about:jondofox shortcut that is linked to our feature page
  • included a slightly enhanced version of Certificate Patrol to provide a better detection of MITM attacks
  • the search history is deleted after every 30 minutes now
  • the searchbar value (as well as the "UnDo" and "ReDo" ones) is deleted as soon as the user starts a search via the searchbar; this feature may be disabled using the extensions.jondofox.delete_searchbar preference

Minor improvement:

  • changes regarding network.http.accept.default are not ignored anymore
  • a HTTP/S-proxy is now configurable in the Tor proxy setting via about:config
  • optimized our referer logic
  • updated the proxyswitcher popup (got a tooltiptext, replaced "Anontest" and the mouse cursor changes while it hovers over the proxyswitcher text)
  • improved the about dialog (link to feature page included; links open in tabs now and are marked as such; mouse cursor changes while hovering over them)

Bug fixing:

  • adapted the text concerning the "referer-checkbox"
  • fixed a bug in the unmap() function of the preferences-mapper
  • the preference dialog is always shown using the flag "centerscreen" now
  • fixed a possible exception in our referrer code
  • fixed a bug in the proxy circumvention code
  • fixed a bug concerning the MIME detection we need for showing the proper warning overlay in the external helperapp dialog

Changes in Version 0.2.5 - 2010-05-19

New Feature:

  • included a 'pdf-warning' if a pdf-plugin is enabled; and added a help-button which opens a new Tab with the 'harden Adobe' text in our Wiki
  • show the JonDoFox download page if the user should update the profile and has not disabled the update warning
  • improved referrer logic: if 3rd party content is loaded the referrer is not modified
  • "" is set to "Ask Every Time" and makes thus sure that user certificates are not sent automatically to the server
  • "" is set to "false" and makes thus sure that the user is not sending a user certificate automatically during a session if she just clicks through the dialog once

Minor Improvement:

  • show only second-level domains in the NoScript menu (once a new version of the JonDoFox extension is found "extensions.jondofox.noscript_showDomain" is checked and if it is set to "false" only the second-level domains are shown)
  • updated the Tor User Agent and corrected Accept Headers while faking Tor
  • moved relevant functions to jondofox-utils

New XPCOM-Component:

  • safecache.js: moved SafeCache's functionality to an own component

Bug fixing:

  • fixed localization issues in about dialog
  • fixed leaking Accept Header
  • corrected a problem concerning rendering the external helperapp dialog

Changes in version - 2010-01-25

Minor improvement:

  • removed loading of anontest automatically during startup if the user is trying to surf without a proxy

Changes in version 0.2.4 - 2010-01-21

New Features:

  • new referrer logic
  • included SafeCache's functionality
  • show anontest page on startup if no (proper) proxy is configured
  • there is now a new preference, extensions.jondofox.alwaysUseJonDo, which, if set to true, ignores the proxy used in the last session and lets the browser start always with JonDo; default is "false"
  • added a special overlay which is shown to the user if she wants to download a .doc or a .rtf file: shall be used for security's sake

New XPCOM component:

  • jondofox-utils.js: all the utility functions needed shall be stored here

Minor improvements:

  • excluded the warning regarding opening mailto-links
  • the modified unknowncontenttype dialog behaves more like the unmodified one; i.e. the settingschange element is hidden again if the Open-button is selected after the Save-button and the checkbox have been selected

Changes in verison 0.2.3 - 2009-11-10

New Features:

  • Minimized the need for updating the whole profile if there are changes in the extension
  • included several new warnings which may be disabled by the user:
  • update warnings (if the user has to update/enable the profile or some other extensions (NoScript, SafeCache))
  • preference warnings (in case the user modifies the recommended prefs and thus is not surfing securely anymore)
  • proxy warnings (if the user is not using a proper configured proxy or no proxy at all for her surfing)
  • 'Benutzerdefiniert' or 'Custom Proxy' is now shown in red letters as well if there is, despite its appearance, no properly configured proxy in use
  • The user may change the UA if she configures a custom proxy (not faked, the Tor-UA, JonDo-UA). If there is no proxy in use, the unfaked UA is sent if Tor the Tor one and if JonDo the JonDo UA
  • Improvement of the download of files without using a proxy (via the context menu). Now the user can be redirected to an other location and the download is not done using the Mix-cascades.
  • Warnings if the downloads files which may be opened by external apps
  • Prohibiting the option of opening files automatically with an external app
  • Improved the Custom Proxy dialog. It works now like the proxy settings panel in Firefox (remembering old values if the box 'Use settings for all protocols' is checked...)
  • If there is no appropriate Custom Proxy set but nevertheless used it is not possible to download files via the context menu: the bypassing proxy option is deactivated

Location Neutrality:

  • Preference for setting 'accept charsets' to 'text/html,application/xml,*/*'; this was necessary due to some yahoo pages which do not work with '*/*' anymore

Minor improvements:

  • Copied a icon in the root directory of the extension (icon.png) thus the JonDoFox icon is still shown even if the extension is disabled (Feature of Firefox 3.6)
  • modified a misleading log message in jondofox-gui.js

Changes in version 0.2.0 - 2009-05-xx:

New Features:

  • New Multi-Tabbed Configuration GUI
  • Updated User Agent Headers
  • Do not use proxy keep-alive connections

New Setting:

  • Boolean 'extensions.jondofox.disable_history': If the value is true, set 'browser.history_expire_days' to 0 on startup

Location Neutrality:

  • Override the default charset, but not to UTF-8
  • Replaced 'en' by 'en-us'
  • Equally accept all charsets by setting 'accept_charsets' to '*'

Changes in version 0.2b3 - 2008-10-24:


  • Allowing RefControl if 'set_referrer' is set to false

Changes in version 0.2b2 - 2008-10-23:

New features:

  • Add an internal property for toggling referrer headers
  • Show JonDoFox homepage after extension upgrades

Changes in version 0.2b1 - 2008-10-20:

New features:

  • Clearing all cookies on every state change
  • Added a customizable proxy configuration to the proxy switcher
  • Set the 'Accept'-header of every request to '*/*'
  • Using different colors for different proxy states (red/black)
  • Added icons to the statusbar popup
  • Automatically restarting the browser after uninstalling other extensions

Changes in version 0.2a1 - 2008-09-16:

Major features:

  • Integrated a self-implemented proxy switcher

New XPCOM components:

  • preferences-observer.js: unify certain browser prefs for all users
  • referrer-forgery.js: always set the 'Referer' header to the current page
  • proxy-manager.js: transparent API for handling proxy settings
  • preferences-handler.js: transparent API for handling preferences

Minor new features:

  • Setting a customized JonDoFox title string to each window
  • Enforce certain cookie preferences
  • Disable the history on startup by default

Minor modifications:

  • Distributing the chrome folder as a .jar-archive now
  • Integrated compatibility for Firefox up to version 3.1a2
  • New license: modified BSD license

Changes in version 0.1a3 - 2008-08-05:

Minor modifications:

  • Modified instruction text
  • Optimized png's in file sizes

Changes in version 0.1a2 - 2008-08-01:

Major improvements:

  • Replaced jpg's used in instructions by png's with transparent background
  • Making use of locales (until now only de-DE and en-US is supported)
  • Compatibility to Firefox 2 by providing different versions of the file netError.xhtml and defining 'appversion' in chrome.manifest

Minor improvements:

  • Catching an uncaught exception that was thrown on 'view source code'
  • Removed 'contents.rdf' files since these are needed for backwards compatibility (to Firefox < 1.5) only

Changes in version 0.1a1 - 2008-07-29:

This is the initial version of the JonDoFox-Extension

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