SSL 3.0 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, Mozilla said. The code to disable the security protocol will be available shortly via Mozilla Nightly, an in-development version of Mozilla's browser.
Mozilla also said that Firefox 35 will support a generic Transport Layer Security (TLS) downgrade protection mechanism called SCSV (Signaling Cipher Suite Value), as a precautionary measure.
Servers supporting SCSV can prevent attacks that rely on insecure fallback.
The Poodle bug, which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption, was recently uncovered by Google researchers. It could allow hackers to steal data from within an encrypted transaction.
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