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  • Anyone else having problems with Firefox in regards to slow response...

    08/18/2010 6:17:56 PM PDT · by Doogle · 41 replies · 1+ views
    08/18/10 | me
    ..over the last few days I've noticed when clicking on a link sometimes the response is quick,sometimes slower,or sometimes I have to click twice for the link to open the new site. I know firefox has been having problems with Flash player, does anyone know if this is related? My mouse settings are the same as they always were and it seems to effect some sites more than others....any ideas?
  • Internet Explorer Gains Browser Market Share Against Firefox, Chrome

    08/10/2010 3:16:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CRN ^ | Aug. 02, 2010 | Rob Wright
    Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)’s Internet Explorer has staged a comeback in the browser war, reversing a trend of declining market share by posting two consecutive months of usage share gains against chief rivals Firefox and Chrome. For several months, Microsoft had been losing ground in the browser category. According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s usage share numbers had been falling steadily for some time now; in September, IE had 65.71 percent of usage share last September, according to Net Applications, and had fallen all the way to 59.75 percent in May. But in both June and July, Microsoft’s browser...
  • (vanity) Is anyone else noticing that Freerepublic is loading very slowly?

    06/21/2010 10:25:36 AM PDT · by hecht · 59 replies · 3+ views
    for the last week or two it is taking a long time to load ( if at all) What gives?
  • FR Internet Activism Opportunity

    06/16/2010 7:08:07 PM PDT · by mnehring · 29 replies · 583+ views
    Everyone should be aware of the tool in Firefox called the WOT (Web of Trust). This is a tool that Firefox users can download to rate websites as safe or warn people if a website is malicious. This is a great tool to promote Conservative websites, such as Free Republic. The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines. We should try to counter this. It is also a good way to have other resources rated. Link to the Firefox tool: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456/
  • Shaved Bieber (New Firefox add-on Rids the Internet of Justin Bieber)

    05/27/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Fat Lab ^ | May 17, 2010 | Greg Leuch
    We’ve developed a series of innovative tools to help cover the lower regions of web pages from unwanted Justin Bieber content. Shave away those Bieber mentions on web sites with our bookmarklet, Firefox Add-on, or JavaScript files
  • 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...
  • Russia testing its fifth-generation fighter-jet

    05/01/2010 4:38:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 698+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/1/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Officials here said the Russian Defense Ministry has been overseeing development of a new fighter-jet for the Air Force. They said the platform marked a fifth-generation combat aircraft titled T-50 and designed for long-range attack missions. "Flight tests of the fifth-generation fighter are continuing successfully," Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. In a statement on April 20, Putin expressed satisfaction with flight-tests of the T-50. The fighter-jet completed its maiden flight, which lasted 47 minutes, in January 2010. The T-50 has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau in a project launched in 2002. In mid-2009, officials said, the Defense...
  • My ISP is by-passing Firefox's Location bar search

    04/28/2010 9:26:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 573+ views
    MozillaZine ^ | 27 April 2010 | Gothicawakening
    Hi All, I just got back from 10 days abroad and noticed my Firefox at home was acting oddly. My preferred way to go to many websites is simply to type their name into the location bar, and then let Google's "I'm feeling lucky" feature take me to the actual site. I realize this might not be the most conventional way to do it (sure, I could have bookmarks etc.), but it's they way I like to do it.. I also use KDE's Alt-F2 launcher to start programs. Today I noticed that this great feature of Firefox (combined with Google...
  • Firefox add-on disrupts Google data collection

    04/19/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies · 833+ views
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 19 April 2010 | Jeremy Kirk
    A computer security researcher has launched a project designed to provide people greater privacy when using Google, as the company expands the scope of data its collects about its users. Advert Advert The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don't require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of Disruptive Studies. Google collects a vast amount of information about its users, said Marlinspike, who gave a presentation...
  • Firefox/Chrome Users: Get FR Tree View for Nested Threads on FR!

    04/09/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 115 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
  • Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

    04/06/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 742+ views
    The Register ^ | 5 April 2010 | Dan Goodin
    Firefox developers say they're close to plugging an information leakage hole that has plagued every major browser for more than a decade. The cascading style sheets history attack makes it easy for web masters to compile vast lists of links visitors have previously viewed. It exploits technology in virtually every browser that causes visited links to be displayed in purple rather than blue. Mozilla has classified the weakness as a bug since at least 2002. But fixing it has proved to be a vexing problem, largely because programmers didn't know how to close the hole without breaking key web functionality....
  • Mozilla discloses fixes to Firefox flaws

    03/26/2010 10:27:21 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 452+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | 25 March 2010 | Gregg Keize
    Mozilla patched more than one vulnerability in Firefox when it updated the browser to version 3.6.2 on Monday, the company confirmed today.A total of 10 flaws were fixed in Firefox 3.6.2, according to Mozilla's security advisory page, but details of others have been withheld until the company updates the older Firefox 3.0 and Firefox 3.5 browsers. Mozilla is scheduled to ship the updates, Firefox 3.0.19 and Firefox 3.5.9, next Tuesday, March 30.[ Earlier this week Mozilla issued the Firefox 3.6.2 update to fix a critical flaw in its browser. | Learn how to secure your systems with Roger Grimes' Security...
  • 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
  • Mozilla swats Firefox zero-day bug a week early

    03/23/2010 10:18:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 4 replies · 360+ views
    The Register ^ | 23 March 2010 | John Leyden
    Mozilla has plugged a critical unpatched cross-platform vulnerability in Firefox a week ahead of its previously announced schedule. Firefox 3.6.2 fixes a flaw first discovered by security researcher Evgeny Legerov last month, and confirmed by Mozilla last week. The zero-day vulnerability - now identified as an integer overflow flaw involving the WOFF font decoder used by the latest version of Firefox - created a means for hackers to distribute malware via drive by download attacks from maliciously constructed sites, providing vulnerable marks were using Firefox version 3.6. Early versions of the open source browser do not use the vulnerable WOFF...
  • Attack code for Firefox zero-day goes wild, says researcher

    02/19/2010 10:40:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 47 replies · 1,245+ views
    The Register ^ | 18 February 2010 | Dan Goodin
    A Russian security researcher on Thursday said he has released attack code that exploits a critical vulnerability in the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser. The exploit - which allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code on end user PCs - triggers a heap corruption vulnerability in the popular open-source browser, said Evgeny Legerov, founder of Moscow-based Intevydis. He recently added it as a module to Vulndisco, an add-on to the Immunity Canvas automated exploitation system sold to security professionals. "We've played a lot with it in our labs - it was very reliable," Legerov wrote in an email to...
  • Help! Firefox has fallen and it won't get up!

    02/19/2010 7:12:03 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 47 replies · 996+ views
    Something has happened to the StickyZoom on Firefox. It was working fine (and a cool feature too), but now it's picked a few sites that don't work. I read some of the Examiner.com sites and keep a group that I read regularly in a folder, which I open all at once. The feature seems to keep a common remembered zoom for the entire domain, because when it was working, if I changed in on one Examiner page, it would change the initial zooms on the others to match. Anyway, now those preload at one zoom, and the first time I...
  • Problem with Firefox

    02/09/2010 1:05:19 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 31 replies · 987+ views
    February 9, 2009 | vanity
    I recently switched from IE6 to Firefox and now have a glitch which is rather annoying. I enter a reply message on a thread and click preview. I then get an error message stating FireFox could not find the link I was connecting to (there is no link in the message) or I was not logged on. I back arrow to the screen with the message entry and click preview again. This time it works and I am able to post the message. Any suggestions or hints on how to correct this problem will be greatly appreciated. Mike
  • Which is best - Firefox, IE or other?

    02/03/2010 8:35:01 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 94 replies · 1,377+ views
    Im getting tired of the errors and such on my IE browser. I hear Firefox is good... Any comments would be appreciated.
  • How do I get rid of there damnable lines in Firefox bookmarks??

    01/29/2010 11:11:53 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 17 replies · 1,477+ views
  • Firefox 3.6 Upgrade Question

    01/29/2010 8:46:46 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 30 replies · 1,128+ views
    Just updated our Firefox from 3.5 to 3.6. Am having a problem that we did not have before. When I get out of the browser and myself or someone else gets back on, we are still logged in to our email accounts as well as other accounts such as Facebook. I have tried everything but nothing is working to change this. Any comments or suggestions would be helpful. I did check under the options to not remember history, etc. when we exit the browser. Thanks!