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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mozilla Turns 10 Today

    03/31/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 9 replies · 464+ views
    LizardWrangler.com ^ | 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...
  • Mozilla says that flaw could lead to data leak

    01/24/2008 8:13:34 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 19 replies · 299+ views
    LinuxWorld ^ | 23 January 2008 | Robert McMillan
    Mozilla is working to fix a browser flaw that could give attackers unauthorized access to data on a victim's machine. The problem is similar to other data leakage flaws found in the open-source browser, according to researcher Gerry Eisenhaur, who first reported the problem on Saturday. Eisenhaur has posted sample code that reads the contents of a Mozilla Thunderbird preferences file, but he believes that attackers could get access to more information with variations on his attack. "It's possible to load any JavaScript file on a victim's machine," he wrote in his blog posting. "This looks very interesting and may...
  • 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
    tuaw.com ^ | 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 Netscape.com. The Netscape.com 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...
  • 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
    aroundabout
    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
    www.physorg.com ^ | 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
    Cnet.com ^ | 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
    SearchSecurity.com ^ | 31 Jul 2007 | SearchSecurity.com 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 2.0.0.6, 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 2.0.0.5 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 2.0.0.5 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 2.0.0.5 section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. Firefox 2.0.0.5 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 2.0.0.4 ( some new ones I think )

    06/25/2007 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 1,144+ views
    lockergnome.com ^ | 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 1.5.0.10 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 1.5.0.10 Thunderbird 1.5.0.10 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 1.5.0.10: * Improvements to product stability. * Several security fixes. The Rumbling Edge has a more detailed list of notable bug fixes. Release Date: March 1, 2007