firefox

Tue
03
Nov
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10% Of Internet Explorer Users Jump Ship: Report

Microsoft's share of the Internet browser market has fallen by almost a tenth in the space of one year. The lost share has been split between Firefox, Safari and Google's new Chrome browser. (Source: informationweek.com ) Monitoring firm Net ... Applications has just released its browser statistics for October. While some reports are concentrating on the changes since September, which saw Internet Explorer drop by just one percentage point, the trends are much more striking when comparing October 2009 to October 2008. Firefox Does Most Damage During that one year period the percentage of Internet ... (view more)

Mon
19
Oct
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Firefox .NET Susceptable to Malware Attacks

An add-on Microsoft slipped into Mozilla Firefox last February now leaves the browser subject to an attack. The threat is being categorized as a " browse-and-get-owned " situation in which hackers lure users to a compromised website. While Microsoft ... and Mozilla have been browser rivals for years now, their respective agendas have never been to cause any direct harm to one another. The two companies have an unspoken understanding that marketing campaigns and external advertisements used to lure potential users is the most ethical way to win the battle. Now, Microsoft is being made to look ... (view more)

Tue
29
Sep
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'How To Move A Window', and '10 Tips for Firefox Extensions'

How To Move A Window Have you ever moved a Windows off the screen, unable to move it back onto the desktop? Here is a simple tip which will help you move the window in such situations. http://www.thewindowsclub.com 10 Tips for Firefox Extensions ... Want to learn more about Mozilla's increasingly popular Internet browser, Firefox? For the inside scoop on this rising challenger to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, check out this list of great tips. http://articles.sitepoint.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below ... (view more)

Fri
07
Aug
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'CopyMark', and 'Firefox Super Search'

CopyMark CopyMark is a benchmark program used to simulate of real world file transfer performance. It generates files and then transfers them using the Windows Shell or Finder in Mac's OS X. A report can be generated into .CSV (comma space delimited ... file) and has an optional plotting feature. http://sourceforge.net Firefox Super Search FSS is a Firefox add-on that combines over 160 of the top search engines and people searches in one convenient utility. It includes 67 searches that can be done right from the toolbar without having to visit each site and retype the name or search term. http:// ... (view more)

Wed
05
Aug
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Mozilla Firefox Passes 1 Billion Download Mark

The main challenger to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser just keeps getting stronger. Just a few days ago, Mozilla revealed that its Firefox browser had surpassed the 1 billion downloads mark, with no intention of slowing down. Mozilla announced ... the impressive marker on July 31 with a celebratory Twitter feed. Mozilla has used the event to emphasize the viability of Firefox's challenge to market leader Internet Explorer (IE), which Microsoft has neatly packaged with each version of its ubiquitous Windows operating system software. Windows 7 Could Have Impact But time may be running out on ... (view more)

Fri
31
Jul
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Black Hat Security: iPhone And Firefox At Risk

Security researchers have demonstrated how both Windows Mobile and iPhone handsets can be hacked simply be sending a text message. It's also emerged that a flaw in the way secure websites worked could cause problems for Firefox users. The news comes ... from the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, where it's joked that "black hat" hackers find these issues for criminal reasons, while "white hat" hackers are merely trying to improve security. However, it's generally understood that those who speak at the conference do so to highlight problems rather than exploit them. SMS from a SOB ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jul
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Mozilla's Firefox 3.5.1 Addresses TraceMonkey Flaw

Mozilla has released the first minor point release in its Firefox 3.5 series, Firefox 3.5.1. The reason? To fix a critical security flaw within the browser's TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. Rest assured, TraceMonkey itself, despite the suspicious ... name, is not a new Conficker virus or something of the sort. On the contrary, TraceMoney is a tool created by Mozilla that improves the JavaScript web browser performance through something called a just-in-time, or JIT compilation engine. Simply put, JIT compiles code earlier and improves the performance of the Mozilla web browser. Mozilla Tracing ... (view more)

Mon
18
May
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'Icloud', and 'Firefox Optimized'

Icloud iCloud takes cloud computing to the next level. Now you can get your very own virtual computer online, complete with desktop, mail, applications, up to 50GB storage, and much more. Use Icloud for storing files online and open from any ... computer. http://icloud.com Firefox Optimized Not at all impressed with Microsoft's ubiquitous browser Internet Explorer? Not ready to take the plunge with Google's new Chrome? Still think Mozilla can do a little better with Firefox? Try Firefox Optimized for faster, less memory-intensive browsing. http://weblog.pigfoot.org Today's fresh software picks ... (view more)

Mon
09
Mar
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eBay Hackers Exploit IE, Firefox Vulnerabilities

eBay buyers are being asked to take extra precautions when conducting their online shopping after security specialists warned that a string of hackers had infiltrated the popular auction site. The hackers exploited several unpatched vulnerabilities ... in Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers to create false listings and entice people to bid on fraudulent items. Details of the Stealth Attack Analysts believe that it was an XSS (cross-site scripting) attack that implemented unauthorized java script elements stored on third-party websites. This allowed eBay pages to contain outside email links and ... (view more)

Thu
05
Mar
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Firefox Beta Touts Advanced Engine, Solves 8 Flaws

Mozilla may be this year's winner in the "browser battles" as they ready the next beta version of their tour-de-force, Firefox 3.1. Mozilla is resolving eight critical vulnerabilities found in the current version of Firefox --a move sure to garner ... applause from devoted Firefox users. As this year's crop of new browsers emerges, enhanced features are becoming secondary to one thing: speed. Mozilla is nearly ready to release the next beta version of Firefox 3.1 to the public for testing and insiders predict that it will outpace even Safari 4, which has been the the fastest browser in wide ... (view more)

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