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  • Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

    01/01/2015 12:14:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 1/01/15 | Damon Beres
    If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP. These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the German magazine Der Spiegel. The combination of Tor, CSpace and ZRTP (plus another anonymizing technology for good measure) results in levels of protection that the NSA deems "catastrophic" -- meaning the organization has "near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications," according to Der Spiegel. "Although the documents are around two years old,...
  • Need computer help with FireFox Version 34

    12/02/2014 3:33:33 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 70 replies
    self
    I am using WIN 8.1 OS and yesterday the latest version of Firefox was updated on to my computer. I can't access the browser as when I open it, the page is blank and I get the "page is not responding." According to my computer, it is telling me that this latest browser is NOT compatible with OS 8.1. I am unable to go back to an earlier version of Firefox. Any advice would be most appreciated!
  • VANITY: PaleMoon

    09/09/2014 2:19:46 PM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 43 replies
    Interwebz ^ | 09SEP2014 | Cletus
    What are pro&con of using PaleMoon?
  • Ditch Firefox and go to any other browser.

    04/05/2014 7:08:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 156 replies
    As long as Firefox/Mozilla is willing to can their conservative CEO...shouldn't we cast our vote by canning Firefox/Mozilla.
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Locking up 'secure' browsers?

    09/20/2013 5:51:21 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 64 replies
    self | 20 sept 2013 | self
    Anyone having trouble using 'secure' web browsers? I have been using Ixqick for some time now, hoping to by-pass snooping and tracking. (As an old great-granny, I'm not 'up to much the gov't should be interested in, except of curse being a conservative - high on 'enemies of the state' list, I guess.) However, I'm a stubborn old crone and don't want to think about someone leering over my shoulder every time I email a grandkid or whatever. It's MY DAMN business. I was raised when America was America. So - For about a week, when I tried to bring...
  • Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition

    03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/13 | Meghan Kelly
    Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HP’s DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
  • Pwn2Own: Down go all the browsers

    03/08/2013 7:25:20 AM PST · by illiac · 25 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 3/8/13 | Steven J Vaughn-Nichols
    Summary: In the first day of the Pwn2Own cracking contest, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10, Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox web browsers have all gone down in flames. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | March 7, 2013 -- 18:20 GMT (10:20 PST) In the eternal war between crackers and security professionals, the hackers have won the latest battle. ZDI_Twitter_AvatarIn ZDI's Pwn2Own hacker competition one browser after another fell. At the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, the HP Zero Day Initiative's (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own competition has ended its first day of competition and Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) 10,...
  • 'Tinba' Bank Trojan Burrows into Browsers to Steal Logins

    06/04/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    PC World ^ | June 3, 2012 | John E. Dunn
    Researchers have spotted a new banking Trojan subbed 'Tinba' that appears to have hit on a simple tactic for evading security - be as small as possible. An astonishing 20KB in size, Tinba ('Tiny Banker') retains enough sophistication to match almost anything that can be done by much larger malware types. Its main purpose is to burrow into browsers in order to steal logins, but it can also use 'obfuscated' (i.e disguised) web injection and man-in-the-browser to attempt to finesse two-factor web authentication systems. A particularly interesting feature is the way it tries to evade resident security, injecting itself into...
  • Firefox 5 Benchmarked – Faster And Better Than Ever Before!

    06/22/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 75 replies
    digitizor ^ | 21 June 2011 | Ricky
    Officially, Firefox 5 is scheduled for release tomorrow. However, users of the beta channel have already got their hands on it. One of the promises for Firefox 5 is better performance. We took tested Firefox 5 and benchmarked it against two other browsers - Google Chrome and Opera. We used the latest version of Google Chrome from the beta channel and the latest stable version of Opera - Opera 11.11. SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark The SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark is a test for the JavaScript engine of the browser. In this benchmark, lower scores (time) means better performance. In our earlier benchmarks,...
  • Devious ‘Tabnapping’ Attack Hijacks Browser Tabs

    05/25/2010 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Gomez · 25 replies · 898+ views
    Traditional phishing attacks are reasonably easy to avoid, just don’t click links in suspicious e-mails (or, for the really paranoid, any e-mail). But Firefox Creative Lead Aza Raskin has found a far more devious way to launch an attack — by hijacking your unattended browser tabs. The attack works by first detecting that the tab the page is in does not have focus. Then the attacking script can change the tab favicon and title before loading a new site, say a fake version of Gmail, in the background. Even scarier, the attack can parse through your history to find sites...
  • Firefox/Chrome Users: Get FR Tree View for Nested Threads on FR!

    04/09/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 113 replies · 2,125+ views
    Some of you may know about this gem, but I want to make sure every Firefox and Chrome user knows about the beauty of FR Tree View. I'm not taking credit for it, I don't know which FReeper wrote the software. But it's amazing! It makes following long, nested threads much easier. See a screen shot here: Click to enlarge
  • One Way to Fix Freezing by Firefox 3.6

    03/25/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT · by your local physicist · 10 replies · 693+ views
    3/25/10 | your local physicist
    If you're having trouble with Firefox 3.6 freezing up while you're trying to scroll down through a webpage, try going to the Firefox help page and update your Quicktime plug-in software to the latest version. That update fixed the problem for me. EOM
  • Install Google Chrome on Linux (and why you should)

    10/09/2009 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 356+ views
    ghacks.net ^ | June 7, 2009 | Jack Wallen
    So the developers of Google Chrome have released a “developer only” version of Chrome saying you should NOT install it unless you are a developer. They warn you short of saying that the developer release of Google Chrome will ruin your love life, steal your cash, and flirt with your mother. With this warning I assume most people shy away from installing on Linux.I ignored the warning. I’m glad I did.Let me preface all of this by saying I have been using Firefox since the alpha days. So I guess you’d consider me a Firefox Fanboy. I’ve tried all of...
  • Introducing Google Chrome Frame ( for Microsoft Internet Explorer )

    10/09/2009 11:43:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 303+ views
    chromium.org ^ | Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | Google ( Amit Joshi, Software Engineer, Alex Russell, Software Engineer and Mike Smith, Product Mg
    Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer. We're building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave. Recent JavaScript performance improvements and the emergence of HTML5 have enabled web applications to do things that could previously only be done by desktop software. One challenge developers face in using these new technologies is that they are not yet supported by Internet Explorer. Developers can't afford to ignore IE — most people use some version of IE —...
  • Google Chrome 2.0 Released

    05/25/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,259+ views
    G4TV ^ | Friday, May 22, 2009 | Jake Gaskill
    Heads up, Google Chrome-hounds. Version 2.0 of your favorite, lightning-fast, "anti-establishment" browser has been released, and it's quicker and more feature-packed than ever. That is, if you take the word of the massive corporation that designed it. Over at the official Chrome blog, Googleite Darin Fisher says that a few of the new additions were included in the re-beta-ed beta released back in March, but the new version does contain some new features and sports faster speeds and increased stability thanks to the proper squashing of some 300 bugs. One of the new, and predictably appreciated, features lets you remove...
  • 6 Reasons Why Firefox Dude May Want to Switch to Chrome

    04/21/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 54 replies · 3,375+ views
    makeuseof.com ^ | Apr. 21st, 2009 | David Pierce
    6 Reasons Why Firefox Dude May Want to Switch to Chrome Apr. 21st, 2009 By David Pierce I did it. About a week ago, I took the plunge. I made Google Chrome my default browser, and now do almost everything within Chrome. I do miss Firefox every once in a while (after all, we were in a relationship for quite a while, and over a number of version changes), but I’m glad I’ve moved on. Chrome is only getting better – rolling out more features, making existing features work even better, and generally getting faster and awesome-er. Here are the...
  • Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

    03/11/2009 8:16:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies · 2,305+ views
    ZDNet ^ | March 10th, 2009 | Paula Rooney
    Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Q&A is expected to sign off on the long delayed beta 3 on Thursday and the beta 3 web page should be up and running tonight, a key Mozilla Firefox developer said. As expected, the team last week upgraded the code version number to Firefox 3.5. The new naming with appear when beta 4 makes its debut. The code freeze for beta 4 is planned for April 6,...
  • Safari 4 benchmarked: 42x faster than IE 7, 3.5x faster than Firefox 3

    02/25/2009 8:53:15 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 64 replies · 1,328+ views
    C-Net UK ^ | 02/25/2009 | Nate Lanxon
    Safari 4 benchmarked: 42x faster than IE 7, 3.5x faster than Firefox 3 By Nate Lanxon on 24 February 2009, 6:01pm Proving itself a staggering 42 times faster at rendering JavaScript than IE 7, our benchmarks confirm Apple's Safari 4 browser, released in beta today, is the fastest browser on the planet. In fact, it beat Google's Chrome, Firefox 3, Opera 9.6 and even Mozilla's developmental Minefield browser. We used the SunSpider suite of JavaScript tests to determine which browser was the quickest, and the Safari 4 beat every browser in terms of speed, on both a PC running...
  • Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7 now available....

    03/05/2009 8:54:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 1,835+ views
    HardOCP ^ | Thursday March 05, 2009 | Steve
    Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7For all you alternative browser types out there, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox (3.0.7). The latest updated fixes eight vulnerabilities, six of which are considered critical. Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. Comments
  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

    01/14/2009 1:25:54 PM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 873+ views
    Computer World ^ | January 14, 2009 | Gregg Keizer
    Release delayed a week to deal with 'large number' of bugs; final still due in Q1 Mozilla Corp. said yesterday that it will delay the third beta of Firefox 3.1, citing a "large number" of remaining bugs as the reason for the slip. The setback won't affect the final release date for Firefox 3.1, a company executive said. "Right now, we're not expecting this to delay our shipping target of late in the first quarter," said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox, said in an e-mail today. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, which until this week was slated to launch on Jan....
  • Firefox 2.0.0.20 Released (Unplanned security update)

    12/19/2008 8:47:03 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies · 1,562+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | December 18, 2008 | Firefox/Mozilla
    What's New in Firefox 2.0.0.20 Note: This is the last planned release of Firefox 2. All users are encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3. Firefox 2.0.0.20 does not include Phishing Protection. Release Date: December 18, 2008 Security Update: Firefox 2.0.0.20 includes an additional security fix over Firefox 2.0.0.19 for users of the Windows platform. The following security issue was fixed. Earlier Changes: For information about previous changes, please see the Firefox 2.0.0.19 Release Notes.
  • Microsoft issuing emergency fix for browser flaw (Save this title for future use)

    12/17/2008 10:38:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies · 2,033+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 12/17/2008 | Staff
    Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers. The "zero-day" vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don't have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer's programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world's most widely used Web browser. Sponsored Links (Ads by Google) Security for Your...
  • The Next and Final Firefox 2.0 Update Rolls Back Phishing Protection (3.0.5 expected mid-December)

    12/11/2008 5:31:52 PM PST · by CedarDave · 34 replies · 1,499+ views
    FindMySoft.com ^ | December 5, 2008 | George Norman
    Mozilla just a couple of days ago updated Firefox to version 2.0.0.18, and used this occasion to advise users to upgrade to Firefox 3.0.4 (the latest Firefox build). At the time Mozilla said that it will issue just one more update, Firefox 2.0.0.19, but now we find out that one of the features that made Firefox so popular back in the day, phishing protection, will not be included in this final update. To my mind this is just one more reason to update. Mike Beltzner explains: “The latest published update for Firefox 2, which is version 2.0.0.18, has the Phishing...
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views
    slashgear.com ^ | September 1, 2008 | Chirs Davies
    Excerpt - Google have announced plans to take on Microsoft and Firefox with their own open-source browser, codenamed Chrome, by releasing a specially drawn comic by Scott McCloud explaining the app. Based on the existing Webkit rendering engine, Chrome will integrate not only tab-based browsing but Google Gears and a newly integrated search and address system called Omnibox. ~ snip ~
  • Firefox browser downloads surpass 500 million threshold

    02/24/2008 7:21:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 41 replies · 1,000+ views
    Tech.Blorge ^ | February 22, 2008 | Dave Parrack
    Firefox, the open source web browser from Mozilla, is continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate, and has now passed the 500 million download mark since its launch in November 2004. Mozilla is bizarrely celebrating by urging us all to donate some free rice. The Firefox browser made its debut in November 2004, and quickly established itself as a viable alternative to market leader, Internet Explorer from Microsoft. By February 2005, 25 million people had already downloaded the browser, and were talking up its speed and efficiency. The browser passed the 400 million download mark last September, and has managed...
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

    11/21/2006 2:18:30 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 142 replies · 2,910+ views
    Looks like Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is trying to be forced on to one's computer. My updates just converted Explorer 6 to 7.
  • 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 1.5.0.7 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 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 releases.mozilla.org," 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
  • Microsoft's browser gets upgraded ~ Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) available to the general public.

    10/19/2006 11:37:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 605+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 19 October 2006, 13:51 GMT 14:51 UK | BBC Staff
    Microsoft's browser gets upgraded IE 7 will be the browser that ships with Windows Vista Microsoft has made Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) available to the general public.The new version is the first upgrade to the web browsing program for more than five years. New features include tabbed browsing, the ability to search the net directly and an anti-fraud system to thwart phishing attacks. The new program is available as a free download on 19 October, but many will get it as an automatic update to Windows XP in November. Phish fighter The new version of the browser has...
  • Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 2.0 RC3, Nears Final

    10/18/2006 11:09:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 343+ views
    Information Week ^ | Oct 17, 2006 12:50 PM | By Gregg Keizer TechWeb News
    Users of earlier editions of Firefox 2.0 automatically began receiving updates to RC3 on Monday. Mozilla Corp. late Monday launched Firefox 2.0 Release Candidate 3 (RC3), likely the last test edition before the open-source browser's final hits the street. The last major update to Firefox was v. 1.5, which debuted in November 2005. Users of earlier editions of Firefox 2.0 began receiving the update to RC3 automatically Monday; others can download the third release candidate in verisons for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux from the Mozilla Web site. Firefox 2.0 features anti-phishing alerts, session restore, spell checking, suggested...
  • Need PC Oil Change

    08/07/2006 9:46:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies · 1,020+ views
    My Desk | 8/7/06
    I have a two-year-old eMachine T3092 running Windows XP Home Edition. Over the past six months it has become progressively slower until it now takes 30-60 seconds to open a new screen or start an application. I use Norton Antivirus, Spy Sweeper, and BlackIce Firewall. I suspect the problem is simply too much extraneous crap in it. Is there a product that can clean-up Windows and my files to get it up to speed again? Thanks.
  • Trojan Spoofs Firefox Extension, Steals IDs

    07/26/2006 7:26:07 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 71 replies · 2,001+ views
    TechWeb ^ | 25 July 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    An identity-stealing keylogger that disguises itself as a Firefox extension and installs silently in the background was discovered Tuesday by security vendor McAfee. According to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company, the "FormSpy" Trojan horse monitors mouse movements and key presses to steal online banking or credit card usernames and passwords, other login information, and URLs typed into Firefox, the popular open-source browser. Another component of the Trojan sniffs out passwords from ICQ and FTP sessions, and IMAP and POP3 traffic, said McAfee. All collected information is sent to an IP address hard-coded into the Trojan. The scam starts with spam...
  • Question about Firefox browser; bookmarks and saved sites all gone? (Vanity)

    07/27/2006 6:55:24 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 45 replies · 1,574+ views
    Okay, so here's the deal. I've been using Firefox for several months now. No complaints. I just recently installed some extensions to my version of Firefox so that each tab will have its own X-off feature, and you can restore lost tabs, sessions, etc. I had already installed those features, and they were running. Last night, I shut down my computer, which isn't normal. I usually just put it on standby. This morning when I open 'er up and bring Firefox back online, all my bookmarks are gone (I had a lot of them!) and all my favorite places and...
  • Where's My Google PC? (Your Browser as Your Computer)

    07/03/2006 5:34:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 303+ views
    Slate ^ | July 3, 2006 | Paul Boutin
    For a sneak peek at the future of computing, go to YouOS and click "Try a Demo." Your browser window turns into a desktop of its own, with sub-windows for e-mail, chat, and Web browsing. There are also links on the YouOS desktop for a sticky-notes program and a rich-text editor. But these programs aren't on your hard drive—they're running somewhere in the vast unknown Internet.
  • I want a Firefox Extension to ~200+ extremely useful firefox extensions ..save time and effort.

    06/05/2006 10:49:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 850+ views
    A lengthy list arranged by categories.........************************************ Categories : Advertising | Archive/History | Blogging | Bookmarking | Chat | Clips/Notes/Scrapbook | Customizing/Editing Website Display | Discover | Downloading/Files/FTP | Email/Gmail/Webmail | Financial/Stocks | Google | Internet Explorer/Other Browsers | Images/Graphics/Maps/Video | Links | Managing Extensions | Mouse | Music | PDF | Passwords | Performance/Speed/Tuning | Print | Privacy | Productivity | RSS/Feeds/Livemarks | Search | SEO Search Engine Optimization | Security | Tabs | Text (Copy/Cut/Paste/Spell/Translate) | Weather | Web Development
  • Major Firefox 2.0 Feature Dropped ~ a complete rewrite of the browser's bookmarking system,...

    04/30/2006 7:42:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 480+ views
    BetaNews ^ | Ed Oswald, BetaNews April 28, 2006, 3:47 PM | Ed Oswald, BetaNews
    While Microsoft has become a favorite target of critics who say the company has dramatically scaled back expectations for Windows Vista, Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is about to join that crowd.Mozilla has decided to strip out a major new feature from Firefox 2.0 in order to ensure that the update meets a Q3 2006 release target, a post in the browser's developer forum indicated earlier this week. "Places," a complete rewrite of the browser's bookmarking system, will no longer be included in the release. While Places had made it into the first public alpha release of Firefox 2.0, codenamed "Bon...
  • Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee

    09/20/2005 7:51:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 30 replies · 3,354+ views
    Opera ^ | 20 September 2005 | Opera Press Release
    Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download - completely free of charge – at http://www.opera.com."Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser." Opera was previously available free of charge with an ad banner. Users had the option of paying...
  • Firefox downloaded 75 million times

    07/26/2005 8:27:57 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 11 replies · 520+ views
    CNet News.com ^ | 7/26/2005 | Paul Festa
    As it marked the 75 millionth download of its Firefox Web browser, the Mozilla Foundation said it was expanding in several directions. The foundation's open-source e-mail reader, Thunderbird, is approaching its 10 millionth download. Mozilla's browser for small devices, Minimo, reached a milestone, as a prerelease version appeared with tabs, a bookmark manager and RSS feeds. The Mozilla staff itself has quadrupled during the past six months, to 40 employees. "We're beefing up the management on the project," said Chris Hofmann, whose title at Mozilla is in flux since the foundation hired another director of engineering. "The project is still...
  • Major Firefox release delayed

    07/21/2005 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 3 replies · 212+ views
    CNet News.com ^ | 7/21/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    The next version of Firefox has been delayed for a few months, the Mozilla Foundation confirmed Thursday. Earlier Mozilla stated on its Web site that the next major release of Firefox, called version 1.1, would be released in July. But on Wednesday, lead Firefox engineer Ben Goodger updated the group's roadmap to indicate that the next major release would now not be until after August. Adding new features to the open-source browser has taken "a bit longer than initially expected", according to Tristan Nitot, the president of Mozilla Europe. The next release will now be called Firefox 1.5 as it...
  • Opera releases latest browser

    04/19/2005 9:56:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 24 replies · 628+ views
    TechWorld.com ^ | 19 April 2005 | Laura Rohde
    Opera has released the latest version of its browser, although you may have trouble getting hold of it as the company's website has crashed. Opera 8 boasts tighter security and the ability to surf the Web with voice commands in the latest version, available for both Windows and Linux. The company sees security as something it can concentrate on to carve into Microsoft's dominance of the browser market with Internet Explorer. "We think that security is the reason why people would want to switch browsers," said Opera spokesman Eskil Sivertsen. The desktop browser gives extra information about the identity of...
  • RIP, IE

    06/25/2004 7:05:03 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 119 replies · 1,652+ views
    Linux Today ^ | 25 June 2004 | Brian Proffitt
    Before you start reading, fire up the printer, and get the scissors. You may want to clip this one out and give it to your friends and colleagues who are still in Windows land. There are times in life when you actually hear words coming out of your mouth and even as they're coming out, you realize how stupid they sound. I realize that in my own personal and professional life, this sort of thing happens a bit more than the statistical average, but this morning I uttered words that sounded so completely insane, I had to share them. After...
  • Open Source browsers damage businesses

    02/09/2005 12:33:14 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 48 replies · 1,604+ views
    Mac OS D ^ | 9 February 2005 | Unknown
    Open Source web browsers are causing untold damage to businesses around the globe, according to Microsoft security specialist David Keppelmeyer. Keppelmeyer believes the sudden rise in popularity of browsers such as Firefox competing for Internet Explorer's market share is not only an attack upon Microsoft, but is directly "squeezing more attacks upon IE users." "What we're seeing is a shifting of percentages across the board" says Keppelmeyer. As he explains it, it's a numbers game. As the number of open source browsers such as Firefox rise, then there are relatively fewer Internet Explorer users left to bear the brunt of...
  • Non-Microsoft Browsers Have Spoofing Flaw

    02/07/2005 11:29:30 AM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 212 replies · 3,548+ views
    Netcraft ^ | 2/7/2005 | Netcraft
    All non-Microsoft browers include a flaw that allows URL spoofing using Unicode characters, which can be exploited by phishing scams seeking to steal login information for online banking accounts. The spoofing flaw, which is demonstrated on the web site of the Shmoo Group, works in the Firefox, Mozilla and Opera browsers, as well as the Safari browser for Macs. The spoof exploits flaws in how the browsers interpret Unicode characters. A link using Unicode characters to replace the letter "a" in "Paypal" will display as www.paypal.com in the browser, but send users to www.xn--pypal-4ve.com - which then displays "www.paypal.com" in...
  • EXPLORER STUMBLES AS GOOGLE EYES BROWSER MARKET

    01/25/2005 12:36:29 PM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 58 replies · 1,381+ views
    EXPLORER STUMBLES AS GOOGLE EYES BROWSER MARKETJan 25, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby Chris MackAccording to the Xinhua News Agency, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser is losing market share against open source Firefox browser. Two online market tracking companies OneStat and WebSideStory had studies in December and found that IE market share has fallen to 88.9%, while Firefox has jumped to 4.8%. Microsoft has disputed the results. Last summer there were a number of serious scares with IE security. Several bugs were found that enabled hackers to use JavaScript in order to install keystroke-logging software and Trojans horses. The programs were then...
  • Firefox flaw raises phishing fears

    01/07/2005 3:06:33 PM PST · by KwasiOwusu · 222 replies · 3,273+ views
    ZDNET ^ | 1/7/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    A vulnerability in Firefox could expose users of the open-source browser to the risk of phishing scams, security experts have warned. The flaw in Mozilla Firefox 1.0, details of which were published by security company Secunia on Tuesday, allows malicious hackers to spoof the URL in the download dialog box that pops up when a Firefox user tries to download an item from a Web site. This flaw is caused by the dialog box incorrectly displaying long sub-domains and paths, which can be exploited to conceal the actual source of the download. Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at software...
  • Browser Wars, take two

    12/22/2004 1:06:17 PM PST · by backhoe · 909 replies · 12,685+ views
    various FR links | 12-22-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
      FireFox Burns Internet Explorer’s Market Share  An extended explanation on why Internet Explorer is insecure     How Spyware Took The Next-Gen Threat Crown (On The Internet's No #1 Threat Today MUST READ!!!) -- My own opinion is that anything that takes over your private computer without your informed consent should be illegal and that anyone distributing such programs and those paying to have it distributed (the engine that drives this train) should be held criminally responsible. A politician who would undertake such legislation would have an instantaneous, nation-wide following... a political hero (are you listening out there?)    Browser...
  • Browser Wars

    12/20/2004 10:09:29 PM PST · by Redcloak · 43 replies · 1,542+ views
    PCWorld.com via Yahoo! news ^ | Thu Dec 16, 3:00 AM ET | Michael Desmond
    Browser Wars Thu Dec 16, 3:00 AM ET Michael Desmond Are you sick and tired of Internet Explorer? Have you grown weary of the constant vulnerabilities and patches? Do you scratch your head at sudden program lockups and crashes? Are you dismayed that Microsoft hasn't lifted a finger to improve or enhance IE since it buried Netscape's Navigator browser at the dawn of the century? Yeah, me too. Welcome to Internet Explorer backlash. For the first time since Microsoft launched its flagship browser in 1995, Internet Explorer is actually losing market share. Research firm WebSideStory reported that the enormous chunk...
  • Defeating the new annoying Drudgereport.com popbehind ads which thwart antipopup software

    05/10/2004 9:35:42 AM PDT · by adam_az · 80 replies · 1,476+ views
    me | 5/11/04 | adam_az
    I am a frequent Drudgereport.com visitor - in fact, it's my homepage. Unfortunately, Matt Drudge is using a new type of popup ad which will open the window even if you use anti-popup software. I am also an afficianado, as I'm sure many other FReepers are, of anti-popup software. I don't mind seeing ads when I browse, but popups are very intrusive and often end up crashing my web browser, or hanging it for a minute or three at a time. BTW, the anti-popup software I use is built into the free & excellent Google Toolbar, available from http://toolbar.google.com/ I...
  • School's out to shun IE (PSU recommends Mozilla & Firefox instead)

    12/09/2004 6:18:36 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 9 replies · 672+ views
    c|Net ^ | 12/09/2004 | Jim Hu
    Citing security risks, a state university is urging students to drop Internet Explorer in favor of alternative Web browsers such as Firefox and Safari. In a notice sent to students on Wednesday, Pennsylvania State University's Information Technology Services department recommended that students download other browsers to reduce attacks through vulnerabilities in the Microsoft software. The university said "media reports" and a string of warnings by Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Emergency and Response Team led to its recommendation. "We're not telling people to wipe off IE, because you need IE to do operating-system updates," Robin Anderson, a spokeswoman for Penn State's...