Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#23721 needs_information enhancement

Put a banner when detecting old versions of the Tor Browser on the website advising to update

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: hiro
Priority: Medium Milestone: website redesign
Component: Webpages/Styleguide Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team
Cc: linda, brade, mcs Actual Points:
Parent ID: #30037 Points:
Reviewer: antonela Sponsor:

Description

This is in the same spirit that Mozilla does, for example: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-22/

Your Firefox is out-of-date.

Get the most recent version to keep browsing securely.
Update Firefox

Child Tickets

TicketTypeStatusOwnerSummary
#23735enhancementnewhiroPut a banner when detecting Tor exit node but with a non-Tor Browser on the website advising to use TB instead

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by linda

We've been wanting to be better with urging users to update their Tor Browser. There are many ideas floating around, and this is another great one. I'll discuss this idea at the next UX ticket triage.

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by boklm

Firefox is including its version number in the UserAgent string, so it is easy for a website to detect if Firefox is up to date. In Tor Browser however, we are only including the major version number, and not the minor version number, so it is more difficult for a website to know if Tor Browser is up to date.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to boklm:

Firefox is including its version number in the UserAgent string, so it is easy for a website to detect if Firefox is up to date. In Tor Browser however, we are only including the major version number, and not the minor version number, so it is more difficult for a website to know if Tor Browser is up to date.

I'm talking about the case where the released Tor Browser is based on 52 ESR whereas someone still uses 45 ESR. Of course, only a very tiny portion of people may happen on it but it's still better to have it. The more important case would be #23735.

Last edited 19 months ago by cypherpunks (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 14 months ago by hiro

Milestone: website redesign

This could also be documented in the styleguide? Maybe it could even be something that someone running an onion service could implement easily.

Last edited 14 months ago by hiro (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by traumschule

Component: Webpages/WebsiteWebpages/Styleguide
Owner: set to hiro
Reviewer: antonela
Status: newneeds_information

I wonder how to implement this best. For static pages i can think of JS or do we want to use Server Side Includes?

comment:7 Changed 6 weeks ago by pili

Parent ID: #30037
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