Note: We'd like to advise users of Iceweasel's 3.5 branch in Debian
stable to consider to upgrade to the Iceweasel 10.0 ESR (Extended
Support Release) which is now availble in Debian Backports.
Although Debian will continue to support Iceweasel 3.5 in stable with
security updates, this can only be done on a best effort base as
upstream provides no such support anymore. On top of that, the 10.0
branch adds proactive security features to the browser.
- Has anyone tried following this advice? How is it working for you?
- What "proactive security features"? Could they break NoScript? How about tor/torbutton/polipo?
- Is Debian Backports even an official part of Debian.org?
- Is it covered by the Debian Security Team?
- Would adding Debian Backports to software sources require one to update many items not in the Stable branch?
- What is the safest way to add Backports using synaptic?
- If I try this but don't like what happens, can I return to previous state?