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  • Bookmark Improvements New to Firefox 3

    11/21/2007 7:39:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies · 336+ views ^ | 11/20/2007 | Staff
    A new version of the Firefox browser, now available for testing mainly by developers, offers improvements on finding frequently visited Web sites and tools for running Web applications without a live Internet connection. The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn't expected for several months. But it offers a window on what's to come. Many of its new features concern bookmarks, an area typically slow to change in the browsing world. You can...
  • Mozilla admits Firefox is flawed just like IE

    07/24/2007 10:43:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 53 replies · 1,758+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 23 July 2007 | Gregg Keizer
    In a public mea culpa, Mozilla Corp.'s chief security officer acknowledged today that Firefox includes the same flaw that the company called a "critical vulnerability" in Internet Explorer during a two-week ruckus over responsibility for a Windows zero-day bug. "Over the weekend, we learned about a new scenario that identifies ways that Firefox could also be used as the entry point," said Window Snyder of Mozilla. "While browsing with Firefox, a specially crafted URL could potentially be used to send bad data to another application. "We thought this was just a problem with IE," Snyder continued. "It turns out, it...
  • Mozilla Firefox Released with Fix for firefoxurl:// Exploit

    07/18/2007 7:01:55 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Mozillazine ^ | Wednesday July 18th, 2007 | Mozilla
    Mozilla Firefox has been released and is currently being distributed to Firefox 2 users via the application's built-in software update system. The browser upgrade fixes several security bugs, which are detailed in the Firefox section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. Firefox includes a fix for the firefoxurl:// security exploit, which allows an attacker to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to trick Firefox into executing malicious code. Whether Firefox or IE is responsible for the flaw has been a matter of debate over the past week. The Mozilla Foundation security advisory about the firefoxurl:// issue maintains that...
  • Computer tech help needed...

    05/04/2007 11:18:42 AM PDT · by pandemoniumreigns · 57 replies · 629+ views
    Tech help needed, browsers will not open any site but google...
  • Firefox Popup Blocker Allows Reading Arbitrary Local Files

    02/06/2007 6:04:30 PM PST · by zeugma · 18 replies · 1,160+ views
    securiteam ^ | 2/5/2007 | securiteam
    Firefox Popup Blocker Allows Reading Arbitrary Local Files There is an interesting vulnerability in the default behavior of Firefox built-in popup blocker. This vulnerability, coupled with an additional trick, allows the attacker to read arbitrary user-accessible files on the system, and thus steal some fairly sensitive information Vulnerable Systems:  * Firefox version For security reasons, Firefox does not allow Internet-originating websites to access the file:// namespace. When the user chooses to manually allow a blocked popup however, normal URL permission checks are bypassed. The attacker may fool the browser to parse a chosen HTML document stored on the local...
  • The Real Firefox-Killer

    01/03/2007 5:09:44 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 28 replies · 1,202+ views
    Linux Journal ^ | 03 January 2007 | Glyn Moody
    Firefox fans will be facing 2007 with more tranquillity than they did 2006. A year ago, it was clear that Firefox's free ride was about to end: after an astonishing five years of inactivity, Microsoft was finally launching an updated version of Internet Explorer. There seems little doubt that much of Firefox's success is down to the fact that Internet Explorer was so bad, both in terms of the eternal round of security problems and its general technical tiredness (half a decade is a very long time in computing.) Potentially, them, the appearance of Internet Explorer 7 could have marked...
  • You Might Want to Hold Off Installing Firefox 2.0 (vanity)

    10/25/2006 10:18:02 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies · 753+ views
    Firefox Support ^ | October 25, 2006 | Self
    I was anticipating upgrading to Firefox Version 2.0 as there have been some good reviews out there. However, my version does not show that an update is available. I did some checking on the Mozilla site and the update is out there. However, users are having a host of problems with the installation, lost bookmarks, freezes, slow operation, etc. I suggest that anyone who has not upgraded, wait a while or at least be aware that if you install it you may have problems like those shown at the Mozilla location.
  • Firefox 2.0 Released

    10/24/2006 4:58:44 PM PDT · by burzum · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Computer Act!ve ^ | 24 Oct 2006 | Anthony Dhanendran
    The new version of the Firefox web browser has been released today. Firefox 2.0 contains 12 major enhancements, says its developers, including a built-in spelling checker. There are also cosmetic changes to the browser, which is produced by volunteers on an open-source basis.
  • Firefox 2.0 released early

    10/23/2006 8:57:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies · 641+ views
    Monday, October 23, 2006 - 04:19 PM EDT
    "The final version of Mozilla Firefox 2.0 was slated for release tomorrow, but appears to already be available for download via," MacNN reports. "Firefox 2.0 features built-in anti-phishing controls, built-in RSS and XML feed-viewing capabilities, and a new inline spell checker. Further Firefox 2.0 features include the ability to create bookmarks with "Live Titles" for websites that offer "microsummaries," a new Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions as well as themes, and support for Javascript 1.7." Download link for Firefox 2.0 for Windows Download link for Firefox 2.0 for Mac OS X
  • Final Version of Mozilla Firefox 2 Will Be Released Oct. 24

    10/22/2006 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Eagle9 · 29 replies · 726+ views
    YahooNews - ^ | October 20, 2006 6:00 PM ET | Elizabeth Montalbano,
    Not to be outdone by Microsoft's recent release of Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla will release the second major version of its rival Firefox browser on Tuesday, October 24. According to Mozilla Vice President of Products Christopher Beard, Firefox 2.0, which should be available on Tuesday if all goes according to schedule, includes key new usability features missing in the new IE 7. (Read PC World's comparative review of IE 7 and Firefox 2.) Updated Mozilla Features Mozilla has also enhanced the popular tabbed browsing feature in 2.0 that Firefox introduced when it emerged two years ago as the first significant...
  • First security flaw signaled in IE7

    10/19/2006 12:39:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 653+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | 10/19/2006 | Peter Sayer
    Less than 24 hours after the launch of Internet Explorer 7, security researchers are poking holes in the new browser. Danish security company Secunia ApS reported Thursday that IE7 contains an information disclosure vulnerability, the same one it reported in IE6 in April. The vulnerability affects the final version of IE7 running on Windows XP with Service Pack 2. If a surfer uses IE7 to visit a maliciously crafted Web site, that site could exploit the security flaw to read information from a separate, secure site to which the surfer is logged in. That could enable an attacker to read...
  • 'It's Here' Says Microsoft; Launches IE 7 Final, Finally

    10/18/2006 9:32:00 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 337 replies · 5,804+ views
    TechWeb ^ | October 18, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft on Wednesday launched the first major update to Internet Explorer in five years, and posted the new browser for Windows XP to a download site. IE 7, which has was announced in February 2005 by chairman Bill Gates, has been touted by the company as a significant update in the areas of security and usability. The interface has been streamlined and tabs have been added to compete with rivals such as Mozilla's Firefox and Opera's flagship browser. On the security front, IE 7 adds anti-phishing defenses as well as additional features to control ActiveX controls, which historically have been...
  • Microsoft Posts VML Patch Two Weeks Early

    09/26/2006 3:54:43 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 18 replies · 849+ views
    TechWeb ^ | September 26, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft on Tuesday broke with its regular security update schedule for only the second time this year to issue a patch for a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that's been exploited for more than a week. MS06-055 provides a fix for the flaw in IE 5.01 and IE 6.0, Microsoft said in the accompany bulletin, and should be applied immediately. The Redmond, Wash. developer pegged the bug as "Critical," its most dire warning, for editions of IE running on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 machines. Windows Server 2003 SP1 is at slightly less risk. "An attacker who successfully...
  • Activists unveil stealth browser

    09/23/2006 12:27:40 AM PDT · by Panerai · 15 replies · 569+ views
    Cnet ^ | 09/22/2006 | Matthew Broersma
    Hacktivismo, a group of human-rights advocates and computer security experts, has released a Firefox-based browser designed to allow anonymous Web surfing. The Web browser, called "Torpark," is a modified version of Portable Firefox. Released last week, it can be run directly from a USB drive, meaning it can be used on public terminals in cybercafes. It creates an encrypted connection to the TOR (The Onion Router) network, which supplies a succession of different IP addresses. "Torpark causes the IP address seen by the Web site to change every few minutes, to frustrate eavesdropping and mask the requesting source," Hacktivismo said...
  • How To Defend Against IE's VML Bug

    09/20/2006 12:41:51 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 61 replies · 1,796+ views
    TechWeb ^ | September 20, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Although Microsoft has acknowledged that in-the-wild exploits are taking advantage of an unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer, the developer has not committed to cranking out a fix before next month's regularly-scheduled update on Oct. 10. Users who want to protect themselves now, however, do have options. Disable the vulnerable .dll: In the security advisory posted yesterday, Microsoft suggested that users can disable the vulnerable "Vgx.dll" from the command line. -- Click Start, choose Run, and then type -- regsvr32 -u "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll -- Click OK, then click OK again in the confirmation dialog that appears. To undo the command,...
  • New Exploit Rocks IE, Downloads Scores Of Spyware, Adware

    09/19/2006 5:36:00 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 94 replies · 2,911+ views
    TechWeb ^ | September 19, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    An unpatched vulnerability in all editions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is being exploited, security researchers said Tuesday, with the attack dumping a broad range of adware, spyware, and Trojans onto PCs whose users simply surf to an infected or malicious site. First reported by Sunbelt Software -- although rival Internet Security Systems claimed it was the first to discover the bug -- the vulnerability is in how IE renders VML (Vector Mark-up Language), an extension of XML that defines on-the-Web images in vector graphics format. The previously unknown -- and thus unpatched -- bug inside IE is already being...
  • What's New in Firefox

    09/14/2006 5:46:16 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 711+ views ^ | September 14, 2006 | Firefox/Mozilla
    Firefox is a security and stability update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version. * Improvements to product stability * Several security fixes Release Date: September 14, 2006
  • Firefox 2.0 beta adds new features

    09/02/2006 9:52:49 AM PDT · by Panerai · 20 replies · 818+ views
    MacNN ^ | 09/01/2006
    Mozilla has released Beta 2 of its upcoming Firefox 2 browser for developer review, which it said is being made available for testing purposes only. According to the developers, the release contains a number of new features, as well as some enhancements to look and feel, according to eWEEK: "Firefox 2 Beta 2 is intended for Web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Firefox 1.x should not use Firefox 2 Beta 2 and expect all of their extensions and plugins to work properly." The report notes that the final Firefox 2.0 is expected to be completed in...
  • Firefox use growing around the world, study says

    07/13/2006 4:58:01 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 690+ views
    Macworld ^ | 07/12/2006 | Todd Weiss, Computerworld
    After a brief period of little growth this spring, The Mozilla Foundation’s open-source Firefox Web browser is again gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer (IE). In its latest study on Web browser usage, Netherlands-based said Sunday that Firefox gained 1.14 percent in June and is now used by 12.93 percent of surfers. That’s up from 11.79 percent who used Firefox in May, while IE use declined by 2.12 percent to 83.05 percent. “We thought that Firefox growth had slowed down,” said Niels Brinkman, a co-founder of “It seems it’s increasing again. That’s a little bit of a...
  • Major Web Browsers Getting Facelifts

    06/20/2006 2:51:50 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 29 replies · 1,200+ views
    Excite/AP ^ | 20 June 2006 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK (AP) - The major Web browsers are getting facelifts as they increasingly become the focal point for handling business transactions and running programs over the Internet rather than simply displaying Web sites. The upgrades are the latest skirmish in the browser war that started in the mid-1990s and led to Microsoft's triumph over Netscape. The battles reignited in 2004, when Mozilla's Firefox launched and revealed new avenues of development.On Tuesday, Opera Software ASA is releasing its Opera 9 browser, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox are in line for major overhauls later this year. The most anticipated update...
  • IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw

    06/07/2006 6:47:44 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 702+ views
    TechWeb ^ | 06 June 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Multiple security organizations warned Tuesday that Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and SeaMonkey -- on Windows, Linux, and the Mac -- are vulnerable to a JavaScript bug that could allow a determined attacker to dupe users into giving up sensitive personal information such as credit card or bank account numbers and passwords. According to Symantec, which issued an alert late afternoon Tuesday, all versions of the Microsoft and Mozilla browsers could be used to harvest data through a JavaScript key-filtering vulnerability. "This issue is triggered by utilizing JavaScript 'OnKeyDown' events to capture and duplicate keystrokes from users," went the Symantec warning....
  • Firefox 1.5.04 fixes 12 security issues

    06/02/2006 4:05:08 AM PDT · by Panerai · 334+ views
    MacNN ^ | 06/01/2006 today released Firefox, an important security update to the open-source browser. The update fixes 12 different security issues, including a privilege escalation using addSelectionListener and XUL persist, website XSS using BOM on UTF-8 pages, file stealing by changing input type, a buffer overflow in crypto.signText() funcion, HTTP response smuggling, and fixes for crashes with potential memory corruption.
  • IE7: Has Firefox Met Its Match?

    05/08/2006 4:05:13 PM PDT · by holymoly · 10 replies · 614+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | May 8, 2006 | Ed Bott
    This time next year, if you find yourself using and liking Internet Explorer 7, thank the volunteers at the Mozilla project. The release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 roughly 18 months ago marked the beginning of a downhill slide for Internet Explorer in both market share and mindshare. After a series of solid and reliable updates, Firefox is, in nearly every category, a better browser than Internet Explorer 6. The rise of the open source browser was a wake-up call for Microsoft's developers. Having Firefox as a target inspired sweeping changes for Internet Explorer, whose basic interface and core features were...
  • Microsoft Tries for Safer Surfing

    04/25/2006 8:23:19 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies · 453+ views ^ | 4/26/06 | Yuki Noguchi
    Internet users were given a peek yesterday at a revamped version of Microsoft Corporation's Internet Explorer, a response to criticism that the most popular tool for Web surfing and hacking made users vulnerable to the Internet's dangers and caused them to defect to alternative browsers.Earlier versions of Internet Explorer, which comes standard on most Windows computers, are still how most users access and view Web pages. But being the leader in the browser game -- with almost 85 percent market share -- means that it's also the most vulnerable to malicious programs such as viruses, worms and phishing scams. That,...
  • Firefox privacy but lets others see where you've been visiting [my title]

    04/17/2006 5:58:28 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 84 replies · 2,054+ views ^ | 2006-03-17 | anonymous
    Something nobody thought of: Sure, Mozilla deletes various sensitive information at the click of a button, but where you've been browsing is hidden elsewhere in a useful feature. Here's the bug: ------------------------------------- This privacy flaw has caused my fiancé and I to break-up after having dated for 5 years. Basically, we share one computer but under separate Windows XP user accounts. We both use Mozilla Firefox -- well, he used to use it more than I do but now we don't really use it. The privacy flaw is this: when he went to log-in under his dating sites (,,...
  • Firefox Released

    04/14/2006 2:52:03 PM PDT · by zeugma · 20 replies · 738+ views ^ | 4/13/2006 | Mozilla.Org
    What's New in Firefox Firefox provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors, and stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer Internet experience for our users. We recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Firefox Universal Binary support for Mac OS X which provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors. Firefox supports the enhancements to performance introduced by the new MacIntel chipsets. Improvements to product stability. Several security fixes. The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of notable bug...
  • Browser crashers warm to data fuzzing

    04/13/2006 10:37:32 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 21 replies · 853+ views
    The Register ^ | 13 April 2006 | Robert Lemos
    Last month, security researcher HD Moore decided to write a simple program that would mangle the code found in web pages and gauge the effect such data would have on the major browsers. The result: hundreds of crashes and the discovery of several dozen flaws. The technique - called packet, or data, fuzzing - is frequently used to find flaws in network applications. Moore and others are now turning the tool on browsers to startling results. In a few weeks, the researcher had found hundreds of ways to crash Internet Explorer and, to a lesser extent, other browsers. In another...
  • Firefox grabs 10% of browser market

    04/04/2006 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 648+ views
    MacNN ^ | 04/04/2006's open-source Firefox browser has grabbed 10 percent of the Web browser market. Data released yesterday by Web audience-measurement firm show that just over 10 percent of users use the Firefox browser, up almost 2.5 percent from from February. Microsoft's Internet Explorer led all browsers with 84.7 percent of users in March, while Apple's Safari browser was third with 3.2 percent. Computerworld reports that "in the past year, Firefox has gained 3.3 percent share while introducing Version 1.5 of the browser with improved features. Internet Explorer has lost 3.9 percent as users wait for Internet Explorer 7, which boasts...
  • Firefox 2.0 alpha set for release

    03/22/2006 6:36:21 AM PST · by Panerai · 18 replies · 2,687+ views
    Cnet ^ | 03/21/2006 | Dawn Kawamoto
    A developers' version of Firefox 2.0 targeted for release Tuesday evening aims to test the back-end infrastructure supporting the browser's new bookmarks, or Places, functionality. Firefox 2.0 Bon Echo Alpha 1, designed to serve as a developer's and tester's preview, focuses on improving access and ease of use for Web site history and bookmarks, according to the Mozilla wiki. The Places functionality aims to consolidate user data formats, as well as improve the capabilities of Live Bookmarks. "The BonEcho Alpha 1 milestone is the first of many developer milestones on the path to Firefox 2," Mike Schroepfer, vice president of...
  • Internet Explorer Sucks

    01/15/2006 2:13:21 PM PST · by zeugma · 125 replies · 2,705+ views
    Crypto-gram ^ | 01-15-2006 | Bruce Schneier
    Internet Explorer Sucks This study is from August, but I missed it. The researchers tracked three browsers (MSIE, Firefox, Opera) in 2004 and counted which days they were "known unsafe." Their definition of "known unsafe": a remotely exploitable security vulnerability had been publicly announced and no patch was yet available. MSIE was 98% unsafe. There were only 7 days in 2004 without an unpatched publicly disclosed security hole. Firefox was 15% unsafe. There were 56 days with an unpatched publicly disclosed security hole. 30 of those days were a Mac hole that only affected Mac users. Windows Firefox was 7%...
  • The Web: Fifteen years of browsing

    12/31/2005 1:11:20 PM PST · by 2Jim_Brown · 38 replies · 1,050+ views
    UPI ^ | December 28, 2005b | UPI
    CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Fifteen years ago this Christmas week, Tim Berners-Lee, an obscure scientist working in a European laboratory, invented the Internet browser, now a fixture of the digital economy, experts tell United Press International's The Web. Sir Berners-Lee today still lives a simple professor's lifestyle, bicycling around town, as his browser was supplanted by the Mosaic browser developed by a college student, Marc Andreessen at the University of Illinois, a few years later. Andreessen's invention led to the creation of Netscape, the Netscape Navigator and other technologies that enervated to the go-go 1990s run in investment in...
  • Mozilla Says Firefox 1.5 Bug Not Serious

    12/12/2005 10:15:30 AM PST · by Eagle9 · 28 replies · 1,339+ views
    TechWeb News ^ | December 12, 2005 | Greg Keizer
    Mozilla Corp. has warned users of its newest browser, Firefox 1.5, that a bug in how the software handles extremely long names can make it seem that the computer has crashed. The flaw, however, does not expose users to attack, contrary to earlier reports by researchers. Malicious pages with very long titles--the proof of concept for the pseudo denial-of-service (DoS) attack contained 2.5 million characters--make the browser appear to hang, said Mozilla in an online security advisory, although the software is actually busy processing the name. Once encountered, the very slow start can't be corrected until the site name is...
  • Unpatched Firefox 1.5 exploit made public

    12/08/2005 4:06:06 PM PST · by zeugma · 157 replies · 2,627+ views
    Cnet ^ | 12/08/2005 | Dawn Kawamoto
    Exploit code for the latest version of open-source browser Firefox was published Wednesday, potentially putting users at risk of a denial-of-service attack. The exploit code takes advantage of a bug in the recently released Firefox 1.5, running on Windows XP with Service Pack 2. Firefox, which initially debuted over a year ago, has moved swiftly to capture 8 percent of the browser market. The latest Firefox flaw exists in the history.dat file, which stores information from Web sites users have visited with the Firefox 1.5 browser, according to a posting on the Internet Storm Center, which monitors online threats. "If...
  • Firefox 1.5 'smashes' 1.0 download stats

    12/01/2005 5:47:28 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 30 replies · 1,092+ views
    ZDnet ^ | 12-1-2005 | Ingrid Marson
    "Wow, in just one day, Firefox 1.5 has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. That smashes our 1.0 first day downloads by half a million," said Dotzler in his blog. "If you haven't downloaded Firefox 1.5, get it while it's hot!" This demand appears to be continuing, according to a blog post from Chris Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla. "There are now more than two million people enjoying a better Web experience with Firefox 1.5. Demand continues to be high, greatly exceeding what we saw last year with the release of Firefox 1.0," said Beard. Firefox...
  • Firefox 1.5 Is Now Available!

    11/30/2005 6:49:02 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 1 replies · 271+ views
    For those of you who use Firefox, Version 1.5 is now available for download...
  • Browser Face-Off

    11/28/2005 1:10:24 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 57 replies · 1,916+ views
    PCWorld ^ | 28 November 2005 | Erik Larkin
    Browser competition hasn't been this fierce since the mid-1990s, and the fight is becoming even more intense as Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera ready new versions of their software for release. With version 7 of Internet Explorer, Microsoft's developers have seriously overhauled the browser, giving it popular features such as tabbed browsing, as well as improved security, thus closing the gap between it and its rivals. But even though the new iterations of both Firefox and Opera bring mostly incremental changes, that's still enough to keep them ahead of IE.We took Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1, Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1,...
  • New browser gives taste of Web 2.0

    10/21/2005 11:25:31 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 32 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNet ^ | 21 October 2005 | Renai LeMay
    A small team of developers in California on Friday launched a cutting-edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed Flock, which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing. The team of developers was spearheaded by Bart Decrem, who is well known in the open-source community due to his involvement in the Mozilla Foundation and his ill-fated start-up Eazel, which from 1999 until its demise in 2001 aimed to bring greater usability features to the Linux desktop. "Indeed the time is upon us," wrote Flock co-founder Geoffrey Arone on his blog shortly before the release. "We...
  • FireFox IDN patch released

    09/10/2005 8:38:15 PM PDT · by zeugma · 22 replies · 797+ views ^ | 9/10/2005 | Mozilla
    What Firefox and Mozilla users should know about the IDN buffer overflow security issue On September 6 a security vulnerability affecting all versions of Mozilla Firefox and the Mozilla Suite was reported to Mozilla by Tom Ferris and on September 8th was publicly disclosed. On September 9, the Mozilla team released a configuration change which, as a temporary measure to work around this problem, disables IDN in the browser. IDN functionality will be restored in a future product update. The fix is either a manual configuration change or a small download which will make this configuration change for the user....
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox and Thunderbird Version 1.0.6

    07/20/2005 11:22:10 AM PDT · by zeugma · 5 replies · 526+ views
    The Mozilla Foundation ^ | 07-20-2005 | Mozilla
    The fine folks at Mozilla have released an update today for both the Firefox web browser, and the Thunderbird email clients. Links here. This is a bugfix/security update. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest versions. For a list of vulerabilities addressed in this release, click Here.
  • Mozilla: IE 7 to boost Firefox growth

    07/19/2005 11:13:35 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 60 replies · 1,334+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/19/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    The Mozilla Foundation is expecting to see a surge in interest in the Firefox browser from enterprise users once Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 7 next year. IE 7, which will be available in beta this summer, will not be available to users of Windows 2000. Asa Dotzler, the community coordinator at the Mozilla Foundation, said Tuesday that he hopes to attract many corporate Windows 2000 users to the Firefox browser, since they will be unable to take advantage of the improvements in IE 7. "We have high hopes that we'll do better and better in (the enterprise) space with Windows...
  • Firefox 1.0.5 Released

    07/12/2005 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Salo · 57 replies · 893+ views
    Firefox ^ | 07/12/05 | vanity
    A new version of the firefox browser was released today. It contains security updates and all firefox users should undate asap.
  • Browser makers warned against ad-blocking

    06/23/2005 12:34:42 PM PDT · by Uncle Fud · 50 replies · 1,278+ views ^ | 6-23-2005 | Renai LeMay, ZDNet Australia
    The end of free Internet content will come when Web browsers start blocking online advertisements by default, a DoubleClick executive has warned. Bennie Smith, the online advertising network's privacy chief, told ZDNet Australia the popularity of tools like Adblock -- an extension to the Mozilla Firefox browser -- which makes blocking online ads simple was tied to "a negative vibe against advertising in general". However, only the online arena is able to easily produce and widely distribute such tools, he added. He said if a similar tool could be produced for newspapers, it would not be accepted by consumers. "You'd...
  • IE, Firefox Spoofable, Again

    06/22/2005 10:44:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 51 replies · 1,266+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 June 2005 | Unknown
    Internet Explorer and Firefox -- even the newest edition that's getting ready for release -- can be spoofed by hackers intent on stealing passwords or other confidential information, a security firm said Tuesday. According to Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla's Firefox, and virtually every other popular browser could be used by malicious Web site to display bogus Java dialog boxes atop legitimate sites. "The problem is that JavaScript dialog boxes do not display or include their origin, which allows a new window to open -- a prompt dialog box -- which appears to be from a trusted...
  • Netscape 8.0 Browser Out Of Beta! (AOL Gold Version Combines Best Of FF and I.E Alert (Vanity)

    05/20/2005 1:08:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,064+ views ^ | 05/20/05 | goldstategop
    AOL's Netscape has finally unveiled its long awaited Netscape 8.0 browser in the "gold version" which combines the best of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. Its underlying engine is FF but it can automatically switch to an I.E engine when that's necessary on certain websites that are designed to work only with I.E. Its finally here!
  • New browser speeds up Internet (iRider)

    05/18/2005 5:11:34 PM PDT · by ambrose · 7 replies · 794+ views
    King5 ^ | 5.12.05 | Mike Goldfein
    New browser speeds up Internet May 12, 2005 Mike Goldfein Tech Files are video reports examining popular topics about technology and the Internet. Links to helpful Web sites are listed. Mike Goldfein reports from the Belo Washington bureau. STORY In our digital age, the one thing we all spend way too much time doing is surfing the Web. One reason is that it's fun. But another may be that the most popular browsers are not designed for speed and convenience. Here's one that is. Here's Mike Goldfein: For lack of a better analogy, it seems to me that browsers are...
  • Firefox Develops Security Holes

    05/09/2005 7:00:15 AM PDT · by holymoly · 71 replies · 3,051+ views ^ | May 09, 2005 | Techtree News Staff
    Firefox seems to be heading Internet Explorer's way with security research company Secunia stating on its website that two vulnerabilities found in the popular browser can be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system. The Mozilla Foundation is aware of the two potentially critical Firefox security vulnerabilities. They maintain that there are currently no known active exploits of these vulnerabilities though a "proof of concept" has been reported. Mozilla stated that it is aggressively working to provide a more comprehensive solution to these potential vulnerabilities and will provide that solution in a forthcoming security update. Users...
  • Firefox Offers Prizes as 50,000,000 Downloads Approaches

    04/26/2005 7:46:00 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 18 replies · 666+ views
    Firefox hit 49,000,000 downloads last night. Today, as we approach 50,000,000, SpreadFirefox is offering prizes for photographic proof of your most amazing spectacles to celebrate. To quote: 'We have a handful of unique prizes that you won't find anywhere else, and we're asking you to do one simple thing to claim one: impress us. As we drive toward 50 million downloads, do something so cool, so unusual and so spectacular to spread Firefox that we can't help but scurry around the Mozilla Foundation to tell every one.
  • Opera's CEO to swim from Norway to USA

    04/26/2005 7:18:42 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 4 replies · 319+ views ^ |
    ohn S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software is putting his money were his mouth is. Today Opera announced that 1 million copies of Opera 8 have been downloaded in the first four days. Von Tetzchner is in the water and beginning his long trans-atlantic swim. "I will swim from Norway to the USA if download numbers of Opera 8 reach 1 million in four days."- Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. In a press release, Opera PR stated that the CEO "spent a good half hour submerged in the bathtub at home in relatively cool temperatures to reduce...
  • IE May Get Tabs Before Summer

    04/21/2005 2:33:45 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 41 replies · 973+ views
    TechWeb ^ | April 21, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    Windows enthusiast site on Thursday claimed that Microsoft's MSN group is working on a new toolbar that will add tabs to Internet Explorer, an idea one analyst thinks could boost the whole browser-as-money-maker idea. "MSN is currently developing a next-generation version of their popular MSN Toolbar Suite," said the Neowin site in a brief item. The updated version, Neowin claimed, would give current versions of Internet Explorer the ability to display multiple pages in one frame, organized by tabs, much as Mozilla's Firefox browser now offers. Although Microsoft has committed to adding tabs to IE, it's said that the...
  • An early peek at Longhorn

    04/18/2005 6:01:49 AM PDT · by infocats · 30 replies · 1,259+ views
    ZDNet News ^ | April 14, 2005 | Ina Fried
    After months of keeping its prized cow in the barn, Microsoft is beginning to let Longhorn out of the stall for public viewing. Beginning with brief demonstrations to reporters this week, the software maker is starting to shed light on just what the next version of Windows will offer when it hits the market next year. High on the list of features are security enhancements, improved desktop searching and organizing, and better methods for laptops to roam from one network to another. "This is going to be a big deal," Jim Allchin, Microsoft group vice president, told CNET on...