Last night, Firefox users noticed a problem with their browsers: they could not install extensions and their existing add-ons stopped working. Mozilla says that the problem is due to the expiration of a certificate and that it is working to fix it.
In a blog post, Mozilla says he has identified the problem and has begun to implement a solution for users. "The solution will be automatically applied in the background in the next few hours. It is not necessary to follow any active steps to make the plugins work again . "(Emphasizes Mozilla). The company says that users should not try to remove and reinstall the extensions, since it will eliminate any accumulated. data. The solution that is being implemented will not apply to Firefox ESR or Firefox for Android, and Mozilla says it is working to launch a patch there as well.
Mozilla says that it is using the Studies system to correct the error quickly, and if you have disabled it, you will have to re-enable it. The publication executes users through the steps that must be followed to ensure that it is activated, to verify and to ensure that it has been applied. The company also says it is working on a solution that does not involve that system.