A Firefox Update Broke The Browser For Some Sites, Here's How To Fix It
If you use any sort of device that utilizes the internet (and who doesn't?), you have probably dealt with bugs in the past. One recent issue, the Y2K22 bug, caused workers returning from the New Year holiday to come back to computers that were behaving slowly, and/or they were faced with a black screen. The US Department of Homeland Security even recently launched "Hack DHS," a bug bounty program run by the agency. A new bug recently reported has found users of the popular Firefox web browser unable to access some websites.
For those of you who have encountered this bug, you may have tried going to a particular website only to watch as your tab keeps spinning, never completely loading. It seems the issue that is causing pages to fail to load is an infinite loop bug in Firefox's HTTP3 implementation. The bug in effect causes the browser to hang up endlessly.
As of right now, the thought is that one of Firefox's data analytics services recently upgraded to a HTTP3-powered backend and is causing the browser to not load successfully. As reported on
If you are experiencing this issue on Mozilla's Firefox, you may want to go through the troubleshooting steps Firefox suggests before performing the workaround listed above. If you do end up having to use the workaround, you will want to go back and re-enable HTTP3 once the bug is fixed so that you can once again use HTTP3-dependent services. It should be noted that the issue is not affecting the iOS version of Firefox.
Bugs are a pain no one wants to have to deal with. At least with this particular one, there is a workaround. As mentioned, if you do utilize it you will want to keep an eye on a fix being implemented so you can re-enable HTTP3 on your device.