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  • FR Related Vanity: AVG Crashed due to a FreeRepublic Cookie in FireFox 3.0.5

    01/30/2009 11:06:41 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 30 replies · 2,371+ views
    1/30/09 | me
    Here is what AVG reported: "Object name";"C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\l97pzuzg.default\cookies.sqlite:\" "Detection name";"A file caused a crash of the scanning engine at address 774659c3." "Object type";"File" "SDK Type";"Core" "Result";"Object is in whitelist" "Action history";""
  • 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....
  • Need Help With Firefox Browser

    01/08/2009 1:00:24 PM PST · by SkyDancer · 21 replies · 2,450+ views
    01/08/2009 | Skydancer
    When I upgraded to the latest Firefox I can no longer sort my bookmarks alphabetically. Help!
  • Firefox 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 Note: This is the last planned release of Firefox 2. All users are encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3. Firefox does not include Phishing Protection. Release Date: December 18, 2008 Security Update: Firefox includes an additional security fix over Firefox for users of the Windows platform. The following security issue was fixed. Earlier Changes: For information about previous changes, please see the Firefox Release Notes.
  • 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 ^ | December 5, 2008 | George Norman
    Mozilla just a couple of days ago updated Firefox to version, 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, 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, has the Phishing...
  • Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

    12/04/2008 5:02:20 PM PST · by Mygirlsmom · 44 replies · 1,892+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | December 04, 2008 | Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
    Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malwareTrojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A, which registers itself in Firefox's system files as 'Greasemonkey,' collects passwords for banking sites By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service December 04, 2008 Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users. The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender's lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started. [ Learn how to secure your systems with Roger Grimes' Security Adviser blog and newsletter, both from InfoWorld. ] The malware...
  • Paranoia

    09/14/2008 10:12:24 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 22 replies · 480+ views
    How did this happen? Today I downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox 3.0. Mozilla had been nagging me for some time to do this, so I finally figured that today I had time, and I went ahead with it. I have been a Firefox user for a few years and have had zero trouble with it. As I was messing around with it late this evening I found that the homepage icon on the toolbar was connected to "My Barack". Imagine my disgust. I have NEVER visited this site in my life, and I certainly did not choose this as...
  • Computer Help, Browser issues (Vanity)

    09/06/2008 3:23:44 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 30 replies · 339+ views
    09-06-2008 | Self
    Computer problems. I just assembled a new machine and I cant get the browsers to recognize the coloring for background and text in FireFox or explorer. Standby for sample screen capture
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views ^ | 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 ~
  • HELP! Left-clicks locking up Firefox 3.0.1

    08/02/2008 8:00:27 AM PDT · by Number57 · 43 replies · 509+ views
    I'm forced to use Opera today (not such a bad thing, but) because last night Firefox started acting weird. Clicking more than once on ANYTHING in Firefox causes it to freeze, and nothing works but hitting CTRL ALT DEL, then canceling out, and you can click again. Once. Or twice if I'm lucky. Anyone else having this issue?
  • Firefox security and stability update now available for download

    07/16/2008 9:13:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 510+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | July 15, 2008 |
    As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download from We strongly recommend that all Firefox 2.x users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 2.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu.For a list of changes and more information, please review the Firefox Release Notes.Note: Firefox 2.0.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until mid-December, 2008....
  • Tutorial:Download/Convert Videos/Music FREE! w/Ubuntu

    01/14/2008 1:21:55 PM PST · by papasmurf · 9 replies · 1,629+ views
    self ^ | 01/14/2008 | papasmurf
    I keep getting asked how I download and convert youtube and other videos, so I offer you this tutorial. You will need Ubuntu 6.06 or higher (this was done on 7.10), as I haven't attempted this with anything lower. I refer to Mozilla, but any Mozilla derivative, such as FireFox, will work. All Terminal COMMANDS will be in red. You will need to have ffmpeg installed. Open up your Synaptic Package Manager... Type in your password to access the Manager... Type in ffmpeg... Click on the box, and mark it for installation... Click Accept, to confirm installation... Good. Now close...
  • Firefox Download Official (Firefox Download Enters Guinness World Record Alert)

    07/02/2008 8:28:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 391+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/2/2008 | BBC News
    Mozilla has officially made history with a new Guinness world record for the largest number of software downloads in a 24-hour period. The final record breaking 8,002,530 downloads for Firefox 3.0 took place in June with parties in over 25 countries. "The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was key to making this happen" said Marketing head Paul Kim. Gareth Deaves of Guinness World Records called it "an extremely impressive accomplishment". The official figure was confirmed after logs from download servers were audited and checked to ensure duplicate and unfinished downloads were not counted. Mr Kim told the BBC: "The...
  • One Man, One Long List, No More Web Ads

    06/25/2008 11:04:22 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 7 replies · 954+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Junne 25, 2008 | Peter Whonskey
    In his free time, 'Rick752' helps millions skip banners and pop-ups. Should a $40 billion industry be scared?Jumpy, blinking Internet ads really bug "Rick752". But he doesn't merely avert his gaze. A machinist and self-described "blue-collar guy" in his mid-50s from upstate New York, Rick752, as he's known online, spends most nights upstairs in his den assembling a list of Internet ad sites and related data. That work, dubbed EasyList, enables millions of Web surfers to filter and freeze out nearly all advertising that would otherwise appear on their screens. Yet the effort to block millions of Internet ads, while...
  • firefox explore

    06/23/2008 9:21:08 AM PDT · by caballota · 49 replies · 407+ views
    hello i just try to log in to my firefox and didn't have no results can u help me with that theres no way i can opend my firefox and before i could opend and now i can't is there any way u can help
  • Browser bruiser: Opera 9.5 versus Firefox 3

    06/20/2008 7:57:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 512+ views
    CNET ^ | June 19, 2008 5:42 PM PDT | Seth Rosenblatt
    Two of the four major browsers have undergone some big changes in the past two weeks. Firefox 3 is, of course, the big news of the week, pulling down eight million or so downloads in its first 24 hours in the wild. However, the Opera browser updated to its much-awaited version 9.5 last week. Since both of them have got game but for different reasons, let's take a look at how they match up. Empirically, the two most-cited complaints about browsers are speed and memory. Now, I'm a big fan of Firefox because it's so easy to customize, so...
  • Is Firefox 3 ready yet?

    06/17/2008 5:23:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies · 306+ views
    Firefox 3 ^ | 06.17.08 | perdogg
    What happend? Was firefox bought by Boeing?? I thought it was supposed to be ready today.
  • Firefox bookmarks

    06/14/2008 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Keltik · 11 replies · 318+ views
    today | me
    My Firefox bookmarks on my laptop have completely disappeared. Is there any way they can be retrieved?
  • New Firefox Web browser to be released Tuesday

    06/12/2008 6:02:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies · 332+ views
    One News Now ^ | June 12, 2008 | Anick Jesdanun (Associated Press)
    A new version of the Firefox Web browser is scheduled for release Tuesday with improvements in security, speed and design. Many of the enhancements in Firefox 3 involve bookmarks. The new version lets Web surfers add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. A new "Places" feature lets users quickly access sites they recently bookmarked or tagged and pages they visit frequently but haven't bookmarked. There's also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list-similar to what's already available on Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer 7 browser. Other new features include the ability to resume downloads...
  • is Firefox acting strange?

    06/10/2008 4:51:22 PM PDT · by Chode · 56 replies · 355+ views
    Vanity | 6/10/08 | Chode
    Has anybody noticed any firefox oddities today???
  • Firefox malfunctioning - help?

    04/07/2008 9:36:14 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 14 replies · 316+ views
    2008-04-07 | LiteKeeper
    For the last couple of days, I have been randomly getting what appears to be chinese characters mixed with various symbols when I try to access a page. I some cases, it is only part of a page, while other parts appear with the correct font. Anybody have any ideas what is going on? Thanks
  • Mozilla Turns 10 Today

    03/31/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 9 replies · 464+ views ^ | 31 March 2008 | Mitchell Baker
    Today is a special day.March 31, 1998 is the date that Mozilla was officially launched. It’s the date the first Mozilla code became publicly available under the terms of an official open source license and a governing body for the project — the Mozilla Organization — began its public work. It’s always been known in Mozilla parlance as “3/31.” We’ll be celebrating Mozilla’s 10 year anniversary throughout 2008. Today I want to look at our first ten years, and a bit at the next ten years.Ten years ago a radical idea took shape. The idea was that an open source...
  • 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...
  • AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser

    12/31/2007 12:17:16 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 79 replies · 491+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 07 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Its current caretakers, Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s AOL, decided to kill further development and technical support to focus on growing the company as an advertising business. Netscape's usage dwindled with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s entry into the browser business, and Netscape all but faded away following the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. "While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting...
  • RIP Netscape Navigator (1994 - 2008)

    12/28/2007 8:40:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 297+ views ^ | December 28, 2007 | Christina Warren
    Excerpt - Soon, Netscape Navigator - the first highly successful graphical web browser (yeah, yeah, I know Mosaic came before Netscape, but I don't remember seeing Mosaic floppy-disks bundled with my PC World and Macworld magazines in 1995, at least not under the name "Mosaic") - will be nothing more than a footnote in Internet history. Let's take a moment of silence for the big N. OK, that was long enough. AOL, the parent company of this blog and Netscape, has announced that they will cease support for the current version of Netscape as of February 1, 2008. Netscape, which...
  • AOL to End Support for Netscape Browser

    12/28/2007 6:05:29 PM PST · by abt87 · 9 replies · 502+ views
    PC World ^ | 12/28/2007 | Stephen Lawson
    An historic name in software will effectively pass into history in February as AOL discontinues development and active support for the Netscape browser, according to an official blog. AOL will keep delivering security patches for the current version of Netscape until Feb. 1, 2008, after which it will no longer provide active support for any version of the software, according to a Friday entry on The Netscape Blog by Tom Drapeau, lead developer for The Web site will remain as a general-purpose portal. Netscape was the original mass-market Web browser and helped to popularize the Internet in the...
  • year end stats: IE7, FireFox, Vista, Mac

    12/28/2007 1:07:19 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 385+ views
    PCWorld Magazine ^ | 12/27/2007 | by Harry McCracken
    As is my wont, I'm going to do another of my periodic updates on the usage of Firefox by visitors, as shown in our Web analytics numbers. And since 2007 is practically over, I'll expand my report to look at some other notable numbers, too. First, let's look at browsers... 2007 has seen the first full year of competition between Internet Explorer 7--Microsoft's first sorta-modern browser--and the upstart known as Firefox. IE7 has steadily grown in usage over the year, going from around 24 percent usage to 37 percent today. But despite some predictions that it would strike a...
  • High school student gets detention for using Firefox

    12/17/2007 11:41:53 AM PST · by twntaipan · 146 replies · 2,007+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | Dec. 17, 2007 | Jay Garmon
    Last week, a student at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania was given detention for using Firefox on a school computer. Quoted below is the key explanation from the official detention writeup: “Today in class [name] had a program launched called Foxfire.exe. I had told [name] to close the program and to resume work but he told me that is was just a different browser and that he was doing his work. I had given him two warnings but he insisted that it was just a ‘better’ browser and he wasn’t doing anything wrong. I had then issued his...
  • 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...
  • Will Success, or All That Money From Google, Spoil Firefox?

    11/11/2007 8:57:41 PM PST · by fallingwater · 57 replies · 331+ views
    THe New York Times ^ | November 12, 2007 | NOAM COHEN
    Only a couple of years ago, Firefox was the little browser that could — an open-source program created by thousands of contributors around the world without the benefit of a giant company like Microsoft to finance it. Since then, Firefox, which has prospered under the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, has grown to be the largest rival to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with 15 to 20 percent of the browser market worldwide and higher percentages in Europe and among technology devotees. It is the most popular alternative browser since Netscape, with about three times as many users as Apple’s Safari.
  • Connect Firefox to TiddlyWiki with TiddlySnip

    11/06/2007 1:34:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 260+ views ^ | November 05, 2007 (8:00:00 AM) | Dmitri Popov
    If you're using TiddlyWiki as your note-taking tool, you ought to give TiddlySnip a try. The idea behind this Firefox extension is simple: it allows you to add the currently viewed Web page or selected text snippet to your TiddlyWiki as a new tiddler. But TiddlySnip adds a few clever twists to this basic idea, which turn the Firefox/TiddlyWiki combo into a powerful and extremely useful tool. TiddlySnip installs as a conventional Firefox extension, but you need to point it to your TiddlyWiki file to make it work. To do this, choose Tools -> TiddlySnip Preferences. In the Preferences dialog...
  • I lost all my bookmarks

    10/14/2007 11:12:59 AM PDT · by bamabound · 27 replies · 188+ views
    Hey folks, Does anyone have the links to a post of all the quotes of democrats, pre 9/11, advocating taking our Saddam and Iraq having WMD. I lost all my bookmarks when FireFox crashed my system. I am currently discussing GWB's discussion witha liberal who does not know Bush was just echoing the previous administration. Thanks in advance and I will be backing up on the web next time. War Eagle
  • Firefox Extensions That Cost Sites Money

    09/12/2007 8:02:47 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 58 replies · 2,339+ views
    OSWeekly ^ | 10 September 2007 | Matt Hartley
    It seems harmless enough at first, the desire to keep ads from overtaking the content you wish to view from your favorite websites. But what so many people seem to fail to understand is that many of these content providers are using ads to make a living. Otherwise, there would be no time to gather the content and post original works in the first place. And while I sympathize with the frustration of readers using these website resources and not allowing themselves to view non-intrusive advertising, the approach talked about in is insane. Telling Your Readers to Kiss Off!...
  • Firefox hits 400 million downloads

    09/11/2007 9:22:19 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 19 replies · 405+ views
    ZDNet ^ | September 11 2007 | By David Meyer, ZDNet UK
    The popular open-source browser Firefox hit another milestone on Friday when it passed the 400 million download mark. The browser, distributed by Mozilla, appears to be enjoying exponential growth in terms of downloads. From its launch in 2004, it took one year to reach 100 million downloads. A year later, it hit 200 million downloads. Advertisement In a message posted on its Web site, Spread Firefox, Firefox's community marketeers, thanked users for helping to achieve the latest download figures. "With your amazing efforts, Firefox has reached 400 million downloads and demonstrated that not even the world's most powerful companies can...
  • Why FireFox is Blocked (funny site of the day)

    08/17/2007 9:47:13 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 63 replies · 1,245+ views ^ |
    You've reached this page because the site you were trying to visit now blocks the FireFox browser. The Mozilla Foundation and its Commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation, has allowed and endorsed Ad Block Plus, a plug-in that blocks advertisement on web sites and also prevents site owners from blocking people using it. Software that blocks all advertisement is an infringement of the rights of web site owners and developers. Numerous web sites exist in order to provide quality content in exchange for displaying ads. Accessing the content while blocking the ads, therefore would be no less than stealing. Millions of hard...
  • Mozilla fixes two critical Firefox flaws

    07/31/2007 6:56:31 AM PDT · by holymoly · 6 replies · 506+ views ^ | 31 Jul 2007 | Staff
    The makers of Firefox Monday released a new version of the Web browser that addresses a pair of flaws. The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox version, addressing critical flaws that involved unescaped URLs passing to external programs and privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows. Last week, independent security researcher Billy Rios, said in an update on his blog that an input validation error could be delivered through the Firefox browser, enabling full access to the machine.. "You simply have to have IE7 installed somewhere on your system for this to work (which is basically most WindowsXP Sp2 systems)," he...
  • 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...
  • 13 Awesome Extensions for Firefox ( some new ones I think )

    06/25/2007 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | June 23, 2007 at 1:22 pm | shadowmyth
    Firefox has been my web browser for a couple years now, and I honestly cannot imagine using any other browser. It’s versatility and Lego style extensions make me feel like a geek in a toy store. Every few months, I head over to Mozilla’a Firefox Add-ons, and search through whatever new extensions are available. My largest problem is controlling myself, as I currently have 38 active add-ons. Many of these extensions I use on a regular basis, but a few I find come in handy on rare occasions…but what would I do if they weren’t there? I am on the...
  • Steve Jobs announces Apple Safari web browser for Windows XP and Vista

    06/11/2007 11:14:01 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 52 replies · 864+ views
    Steve Jobs ^ | June 11, 2007
    Steve Jobs at Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences announces - 11:10 am - Safari 3 on runs on xp/vista Live transcript:
  • Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Get a Security Overhaul

    06/01/2007 3:08:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 1,286+ views
    PC Magazine ^ | June 1, 2007 | Lisa Vaas
    The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to fix multiple flaws that could result in system hijacking in its open-source Firefox browser, Thunderbird e-mail client and SeaMonkey Internet applications suite. The bugs, deemed critical, are detailed in Mozilla's Security Advisory 2007-12. They include multiple vulnerabilities in Mozilla's Layout Engine and in its JavaScript engine that can result in memory corruption and lead to system takeover or DoS (denial of service). The function of a layout engine is to handle content such as HTML, XML, image files and applets as well as formatting information including CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and presentational...
  • Firefox Takes 25% of Browser Market

    05/29/2007 8:45:48 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 11 replies · 444+ views
    Firefox Takes 25% of Browser Market May 29, 2007: According to the latest statistics from, Firefox’s market share is going gangbusters with the open source browser capturing over 25 percent of the browser market. Based 31,612,302 unique visits to 4,362 websites, the May 20 report from W3Counter will no doubt be a feather in the Mozilla Foundation’s cap as its browser goes from strength to strength. While it has a long way to go to capture a similar user base as Microsoft’s internet Explorer, the figures show both significant gains for Firefox, and significant losses for IE. W3Counter found...
  • Firefox 3.0 will open door to Web apps, Mozilla says

    02/27/2007 6:38:06 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Macworld ^ | 02/27/2007 | Jeremy Kirk
    If the Firefox browser were a car, it would be in the garage right now being souped up by an anxious group of gear heads. When Firefox 3.0 is released later this year, the open-source browser is likely to contain a host of new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. Mozilla released the second alpha version of Firefox 3.0 earlier this month. While the final feature set hasn’t been determined, Firefox 3.0 will also contain elements for its 4.0 release and beyond, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president for engineering for Mozilla, during a...
  • Quitomzilla [Firefox Extension That Helps People Quit Smoking!!]

    02/16/2007 10:09:41 PM PST · by KoRn · 8 replies · 432+ views
    Mozilla ^ | 2.17.07 | Julio Perales
    Quitomzilla helps you quit smoking while you surf the web or wait for new emails, showing the cigarettes, money and time you have saved since you quit.
  • 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...
  • Mozilla: Patch Firefox now [Firefox/Thunderbird updates released]

    12/20/2006 7:30:50 AM PST · by ecurbh · 15 replies · 719+ views ^ | 20 Dec 2006 13:13 GMT | Richard Thurston
    Firefox users have been urged to update their browser immediately after Mozilla, the organisation behind the popular browser, said it had fixed eight vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0.Mozilla said five of the eight vulnerabilities were 'critical', meaning an attacker could exploit the weaknesses to run malicious code on the compromised machine. Seven vulnerability updates have been issued for the previous version of Firefox, version 1.5, of which five are rated as critical. Mozilla also urged users of its Thunderbird email application to download several security updates. The updated version was made available on Tuesday evening. It can be downloaded from Mozilla's...
  • Browser Smackdown: Firefox vs. IE vs. Opera vs. Safari

    12/07/2006 1:03:01 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 6,610+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 06 December 2006 | Scot Finnie, Valerie Potter, Dennis Fowler, Preston Gralla and Ken Mingis
    People may be passionate about their favorite sports team, but if you really want to get them fired up, ask what Web browser they use. There's the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" crowd who tend to stick with the browser that's included with their operating system -- Microsoft's Internet Explorer on Windows and Apple's Safari on the Mac. There are the "I've just gotta be me" folks who prefer lesser-known browsers, such as Opera from Opera Software. And there are the "live free or die" open-source true believers who champion Mozilla's Firefox above its commercial counterparts. Then there...
  • Phishing potentiality affects Safari (Mac), Firefox (Mac and Windows) password storage

    11/24/2006 10:33:30 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 415+ views
    MacFixIt ^ | Friday, November 24 2006 @ 04:30 AM PST
    Heise Security reports on a phishing vulnerability caused by Firefox's password manager. In a nutshell, because Firefox has the ability to store field entries so it can automatically insert usernames and passwords for previously visited Web sites, maliciously crafted sites can coax the information out and trick the user into submitting (or automatically submit) the private data. The phishing mechanism, as demonstrated, also affects Safari and the Mac OS X Keychain. Heise writes: "The trick is currently being used in at least one page on MySpace to send phished login data to a Lycos server. A test by heise Security's...
  • Firefox password manager is not secure

    11/22/2006 6:46:46 AM PST · by holymoly · 8 replies · 577+ views
    The automatic password manager in the Firefox web browser is not secure, according to a report on the software maker's website. The browser stores user names and passwords for specific sites so that users don't need to type them in again. However, a bug report on the Firefox website suggests that the same tool will also supply passwords to fake sites that look like the real ones. The user who discovered the problem was sent a link to a fake Myspace page that requested his login details. Although the page was a fake, and not stored on the Myspace servers,...