Certificate Patrol Version History

15 versions

Be careful with old versions!

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Version 2.0.14.1-signed.1-signed 78.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0 and later

Updated maxversions

Version 2.0.12.1-signed.1-signed 78.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0 and later

  • Fix for new cert popup dialog
  • Fix for dialog open in Thunderbird so notifications show up again

Version 2.0.10.1-signed.1-signed 78.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0 and later

  • Added ignore list to preferences and an ignore button to the change notification dialog
  • Added a setting for suppressing notifications about new certificates.
  • Added a notify timeout setting (10s by default)
  • Added "Stored since" to the change notification dialog.
  • Fixed a problem with new wildcard host notification

Version 2.0.8.1-signed.1-signed 76.2 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0 and later

fixed prefs window in thunderbird

Version 2.0.6.1-signed.1-signed 76.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later, Thunderbird 3.0 and later

  1. Since the hierarchy of certification authorities is the safest information
    we have about certificates, we now store it entirely and show it first,
    even before the text, which has been put into the certificate and may be
    falsified if the hierarchy is bogus. We explain this in more detail on
    our website.
  2. We now use "HTTP observers" instead of web page "onLoad" which means that
    now we check every single included element on a page, so you may be seeing
    certificates for servers you didn't know you were visiting before.
  3. Added a checkbox to the change dialog for "checking issuer only" in future,
    this helps with annoying domains that run on messed up certificates. As
    long as they don't mess with the certification hierarchy, it's okay.
  4. We allow users to reject a new or changed certificate. This won't stop
    the loading of the page, since we are not in charge of that, but it will
    warn you again, next time you bump into the same bogus website.
  5. The certificate dialogs have been reorganized. The change dialog has a diff-like layout so you don't have to compare the certificates yourself. Patrol highlights what has changed.
  6. By adopting the standard certificate view details wizards, you can look at certificates in every little detail and also export certificates into a file on your desktop.
  7. Added CertPatrol to the 'Clear Recent History' dialog which deletes recently inserted/updated or all certs from the database.
  8. Added CertPatrol to the 'View Certificates' dialog in Preferences/Advanced/Encryption where you can view and delete the certificates stored by CertPatrol.
  9. Added a checkbox to its own preferences dialog for allowing CertPatrol to save certificates even when in Private Browsing Mode.
  10. We added green/yellow/red threat level indicators.

Version 1.8.3.1-signed.1-signed 22.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 and later, SeaMonkey 1.1 and later, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.3a4pre

Fixed wildcard match option, thanks Peter for noticing!

Version 1.8.1.1-signed.1-signed 22.1 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 and later, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 1.5a, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.3a4pre

Version 1.4 17.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 4.0b2pre, Mobile 0.7 - 2.0a1pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a3, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Display events of lesser importance using notification boxes. Allow to return to old behaviour using option switches in the new Preferences dialog. Sorry, should this annoy any users that got used to the old behaviour, but there has been so much criticism about so-called 'false positives' that it should better be the default not to show pop-ups for unimportant events. Just change the prefs if you're paranoid like me.

Version 1.2.7 17.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.1a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Repaired support for German Firefox.

Version 1.2.6 18.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.1a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Fix for a race condition that may get certificates confused on
some platforms in some funny situations.

Version 1.2.5 16.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.1a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Fix for the date display.
Further enhancements postponed.

Version 1.2.3 14.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.1a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Patrol now gives a few hints on what may be wrong about
a certificate change, like expiry not being due or issuer
having changed and it makes an estimate on a possible
threat level.

Also, validity dates are shown using ISO standard notation
as the American mm/dd/yy order used by X.509 is quite
confusing for everybody else.

Expiration and issuance dates are also shown as number of
days in the future or past from now.

Version 1.1 12.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a4pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.1a2pre, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

Some tweaks in the dialog GUI and a fix for a rare race condition
that has been reported to us by honeybee. Thanks!
Good luck with your factorbee!!!! ;)

Version 1.0 12.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.7a1pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.1a1pre, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.2a1pre

0.7 has proven such a stable release candidate, the time has come for 1.0 release.

Version 0.7 12.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0a1 - 3.6a1pre, Mobile 0.7 - 1.0.*, SeaMonkey 1.1 - 2.0b1, Thunderbird 2.0a1 - 3.1a1pre

Allow to copy & paste data from pop-up.