Thunderbird 78.x and enabling OpenPGP by default

Wayne vseerror at lehigh.edu
Tue Jun 30 16:06:08 UTC 2020


On 6/30/20 11:51 AM, Wayne wrote:
> On 6/30/20 11:22 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
>> On 08.06.20 20:39, Wayne Mery wrote:
>>>
>>> 1.
>>>
>>>     68.9.0 (concurrent with 78 beta)
>>>
>>>     1.
>>>
>>>         Enigmail x.y informs users not to attempt manual update via
>>>         strongly worded notification
>>>
>>
>> This made the frontpage of the largest IT news site in Germany:
>>
>> https://www.heise.de/news/Enigmail-warnt-Nutzer-vor-manuellem-Update-auf-Thunderbird-78-4799240.html
>>
>> http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heise.de%2Fnews%2FEnigmail-warnt-Nutzer-vor-manuellem-Update-auf-Thunderbird-78-4799240.html
>>
>>
>> The biggest security threat these days is that people or vendors do 
>> not make updates. Many Thunderbird users are reluctant to make 
>> updates, because they fear regressions. I am scared that this message 
>> will reinforce the idea of users that updates are bad. It is this 
>> idea in the user's minds that causes the security disasters.
>>
> I don't see anything in that article that is incorrect. The message we 
> wanted to get out is that in no uncertain terms should Enigmail users 
> update to 78 on their own at this time. When the time is right, the 
> messaging in Engimail will change as will our external messaging, and 
> users will be automatically updated to 78.
>
> Enigmail is mentioned in the heise article several times, thankfully.  
> If non-Enigmail users think from that article that they shouldn't 
> update then apparently they don't know how to read.
>
> That said, if there is better messaging then now is the time to 
> provide it.  Ryan's blog post will be going out soon.
>
The exact English text that went out in Engimail is attached


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