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  • Just Posted: "Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole"

    07/14/2009 10:35:08 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies · 2,363+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2009 | Brian Krebs
    ... until Mozilla can ship an update to quash this bug, Security Fix is posting instructions to help readers protect themselves from this vulnerability.~~snip~~ Fortunately, there is a relatively easy fix for this that can be reversed once Mozilla issues a patch. To disable the vulnerable component, open up a new Firefox window and type "about:config" (without the quotes) in the browser's address bar. In the "filter" box, type "jit" and you should see a setting called "javascript.options.jit.content". You should notice that beside that setting it reads "true," meaning the setting is enabled. If you just double-click on that setting,...
  • Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

    07/06/2009 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Gomez · 34 replies · 1,447+ views
    If the new Location-Aware Browsing (a.k.a. Geolocation) feature in Firefox 3.5 makes you worried about your privacy, you can turn the feature off with a simple about:config tweak. A Quick Look at Location-Aware BrowsingFor those who are curious about this new feature, here is a quick look at what happens when you encounter a website that triggers the function in Firefox.  You can also visit a website that has been set up as a Geolocation demo (link at the bottom of the article). Note: The Location-Aware Browsing feature uses Google Location Services to determine your location with the following: your...