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  • 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...
  • Help with MOZILLA

    12/03/2007 7:26:39 AM PST · by aroundabout · 14 replies · 356+ views
    After seeing Mozilla recommended on FR over IE I decided to try it. My reason was dissatisfaction with IE7 in that I got many "Explorer has detected a problem and must close" messages. After installing Mozilla I noticed one thing that puzzles me. When visiting forums that have HTML tags in their menu bar on the posting page, I noticed that when using Mozilla this option is gone and the tags must be manually assigned as we do here on FR. Can any of you explain why this is happening and how to correct it, if it can be corrected.
  • 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.
  • Mozilla gets serious about e-mail

    09/18/2007 11:02:29 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 12 replies · 579+ views ^ | September 18, 2007 5:39 AM PDT | Matt Asay
    This is very good news. We've long needed real competition in the e-mail market, given how much time people spend in e-mail. Now the organization that gave us competition in the browser market has decided to get serious about e-mail. This is a Very Good Thing. Mozilla (on Monday) announced a new initiative to stimulate innovation in Internet mail and communications. Mozilla plans to develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand. The new initiative also aims to nurture a robust developer ecosystem in order to drive improvements through open source and community innovation, in the...
  • 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 Ponders Separate Organization for Thunderbird

    07/27/2007 8:06:32 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 10 replies · 462+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 200-07-26 | John Blau, IDG News Service
    The Mozilla Foundation is thinking about creating a separate organization to take control of its Thunderbird e-mail application, allowing it to concentrate on development of the Firefox Web browser. In a blog posting Wednesday, Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corp., a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, called for a new structure to allow "the Thunderbird community to determine its own destiny" and asked the open-source community for input. Baker said Mozilla's Thunderbird effort "is dwarfed" by the energy it spends on the Firebox browser and the ecosystem around it. "Mozilla doesn't focus on Thunderbird as much as we do... on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mozilla Thunderbird Version Released

    03/01/2007 8:46:31 PM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | March 1, 2007 | Mozilla
    What's New in Thunderbird Thunderbird provides stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for our users. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Thunderbird * Improvements to product stability. * Several security fixes. The Rumbling Edge has a more detailed list of notable bug fixes. Release Date: March 1, 2007
  • 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...
  • Mozilla Update Fixes Firefox, Thunderbird Security Flaws

    02/23/2007 5:41:39 PM PST · by holymoly · 23 replies · 768+ views
    CSO ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Robert McMillan
    Mozilla Corp. has released an update to its Firefox browser, fixing a number of security flaws in the product. The Firefox release includes a fix for a bug disclosed by security researcher Michal Zalewsky last week. That flaw can be exploited by attackers to manipulate cookie information in the Firefox browser, making it probably the most important fix in the update, according to Window Snyder, Mozilla’s head of security strategy. "The potential to compromise a user’s account is almost as serious as compromising their machine," she said Friday via instant message. "Since the details of how to exploit the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • What's New in Firefox (Security update)

    11/08/2006 2:14:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | November 7, 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 Firefox 1.5.0.x users upgrade to this latest version. * Improvements to product stability * Several security fixes Release Date: November 7, 2006 Release Date: November 7, 2006
  • 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.
  • The False Promise of Browser Security

    10/11/2006 6:22:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies · 743+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 10/11/2006 | Jack M. Germain
    All Web browsers are insecure to some degree, because they all must work with flawed code in the operating systems. There are some indications of progress, such as frequent patches from Microsoft and Mozilla to close security holes. Still, these actions may be too little too late if a zero-day exploit is the attack weapon. Internet users are under attack -- and what's more, there's no bulletproof defense against hackers on the horizon Despite hype to the contrary from marketing departments at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) , Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Mozilla, Web browsers themselves -- not just the operating systems...
  • Firefox bookmarks wiped out again (Vanity question to computer-savvy Freepers)

    09/22/2006 2:13:01 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 1,028+ views
    Almost two months ago, I wrote a vanity entitled Question about Firefox browser; bookmarks and saved sites all gone?Almost two months later, the exact problem repeats itself. I'd found a solution two months ago, which I detailed in comment 40 of the above link. NOW, that solution won't work. Let me start from the beginning. Last night, I updated my virus protection system (Norton Antivirus) and the computer insisted I restart so it could implement said updates. I shut 'er down, just like in the above-mentioned thread. I reboot this morning, and discover that all my bookmarks, placemarkers, saved tabs...
  • 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