Tor to be integrated with Firefox?

Discussions appear to have begun on a plan to integrate the Tor anonymous browsing network software with Mozilla’s Firefox. In the wake of the use of a Firefox vulnerability to expose users of Freedom Hosting’s “hidden services” site, Mozilla’s CTO tweeted “Maybe we should just adopt, support, and bundle Tor in Firefox… “. A positive response for the proposal from Jacob Applebaum led to Eich saying he is getting “key Mozillans on board” with the idea.

In the meantime, Tor users should be ensuring their browser bundle is up to date and Firefox users should check they are running the fixed versions, Firefox 17.0.7 ESR or Firefox 22 released at the end of June, which fixed the vulnerability.