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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...