firefox

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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)

Tue
10
Feb
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Mozilla: MS Tactics Don't Hurt Our Market Share

The makers of the Firefox browser have officially joined the legal battle being waged by European regulators against Microsoft's tactics over Internet Explorer. But the man behind the latest Firefox edition says there's no need to include rival ... browsers in Windows. The European Commission has formally accepted a request from Mozilla to submit documents to its investigation over Microsoft's potential antitrust violations in bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. The move comes at a very late stage: the Commission has already made a ruling in principle against Microsoft and is currently ... (view more)

Mon
12
Jan
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'Open Firefox In Private Browsing Mode', and 'MoveMe'

Open Firefox In Private Browsing Mode Being in Private Mode while surfing the Internet is a must nowadays, especially if you surf from a public computer. However, in some situations it's even important to erase your tracks using a home computer. ... This guide will direct you through steps leading to a safe, secure, and above all: a private PC. http://www.webtlk.com MoveMe MoveMe allows you to resize, move and center any dialog, window, or form on-screen with easy key shortcuts. It even allows you to hide/show the taskbar with a simple key combination. http://www.damnsoft.org Today's fresh ... (view more)

Mon
15
Dec
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'Firefox -- 8 Untold Secrets', and 'Adobe Air Sdk'

Firefox -- 8 Untold Secrets With the ability to drastically expand Firefox functions using plug-in extensions and Greasemonkey scripts, many of Firefox 3's built-in features are overlooked. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ... ranging from tiny tweaks to more powerful functions, all with nary an extension to install. http://www.extremetech.com Adobe AIR SDK The Adobe AIR SDK provides the tools necessary to build and deploy Adobe AIR applications, including a framework for Adobe AIR APIs, a template for the Adobe AIR application install badge, a command-line Adobe AIR Debug ... (view more)

Mon
15
Sep
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'Crypt Edit', and 'Enable Chromes Best Features In Firefox'

Crypt Edit Crypt Edit is one of the most powerful freeware word processors, a nice replacement for the standard Windows NotePad and WordPad. Crypt Edit requires Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98/2000 or Windows NT 4.0 or later to run. No additional DLLs ... are required. It can easily create, protect, modify, post and print your documents http://cryptedit.chat.ru Enable Chromes Best Features In Firefox Many of Chrome's best features are already available in Firefox 3, proving yet again the power of extensibility. From incognito browsing and the streamlined download manager to URL highlighting and ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jun
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Firefox 3 Hammers Records... That Never Existed

Our own Ian Paul recently reported the release of Firefox 3, the much anticipated new web browser from Mozilla. After some time in circulation, it's receiving some very impressive reviews and equally impressive download numbers: 8.3 million copies ... the first day. The staggering download numbers have attracted the good people of Guinness World Records, although the record still needs to be verified, which could take a few days. Impressive? Not when you consider that Guinness has never before recorded such a record, and it took Mozilla needling them for anyone to take much notice. Still, it's ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jun
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Firefox 3 Arrives

After almost three years in development, the Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 3.0 yesterday. This latest and much anticipated iteration of the world's second most popular web browser has gone through three release candidates, and has been getting ... a lot of positive early reviews. Analyst Walt Mossberg said, "Firefox 3.0 is the best Web browser out there right now...it tops the current versions of both IE and Safari in features, speed and security." In addition to improvements in speed, security, and usability, the browser is also fashioned to look like a native application in all three ... (view more)

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