mozilla

Wed
15
Jul
John Lister's picture

Flash Blocked In Firefox Over Security Risk

Mozilla has blocked Adobe Flash from running by default in the Firefox browser, citing security concerns. Meanwhile, Facebook's security chief has called for Adobe Flash to be killed off permanently. Adobe Flash is widely used for both videos and ... animations, including ones which play automatically on a website. The technology has fallen from favor over the years, however, thanks to problems with both performance and security. It's a popular target for malware creators as it is so widely used by users, regardless of their operating system or browser. A big part of the decline came when ... (view more)

Fri
04
Apr
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Mozilla CEO Resigns Amidst Anti-Gay Controversy

Mozilla's co-founder, Brendan Eich, is stepping down after only one week as the company's chief executive officer (CEO). Eich is abandoning the post amidst controversy surrounding a $1,000 donation to a same-sex marriage ban. Eich is a US-born ... computer programmer who started his career in California's Silicon Valley during the late 1980s. In the 1990s he worked on Netscape, one of the Internet's earliest web browsers. Eich was also a key figure in the development of JavaScript, an exceptionally popular programming language. Brendan Eich is arguably best known for founding the ... (view more)

Tue
25
Feb
John Lister's picture

Mozilla Plans to Release $25 Smartphone

A popular tech firm plans to offer a smartphone that costs just $25. The offering will initially be aimed at poorer countries, though could spread to more countries if the idea proves to be successful. The $25 phone is from Mozilla, the company best ... known for making the Firefox browser. Mozilla has created its own Linux-based operating system to run on the phone, which supports many commonly used smartphone features. $25 Smartphone Boasts Impressive Hardware By most definitions, the classification of a smartphone is the ability for the user to download and install software programs onto the ... (view more)

Wed
30
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Track Web Trackers Using Firefox Add-On 'Lightbeam'

Mozilla's new 'Lightbeam' add-on for the Firefox Internet browser is designed to help users better understand who might be tracking their online activity. The add-on uses a unique visualization technique to bring that information to light. Lightbeam ... is a more refined version of a previous (and more experimental) add-on called 'Collusion', which was developed by Mozilla and software developer Atul Varma. Add-On Provides Real-Time Tracking of the Trackers Unlike its predecessor, Lightbeam provides users with a real-time graph showing all of the cookies being added to your browser as you surf ... (view more)

Fri
12
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Google, Mozilla Save Cash with Bug Bounty Programs

Outsourcing has become a popular way for big companies to save money. One example: offering 'bug bounties' that encourage independent researchers to help prevent security nightmares. According to a new study completed by University of California ... Berkeley researchers, it's far cheaper for technology firms to use these freelance security experts than expand an existing in-house security team. The study examined the bug bounty programs (otherwise known as vulnerability reward programs, or VRPs) used by two of the Internet's biggest firms: Google and Mozilla, makers of the Chrome ... (view more)

Wed
12
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Save Energy, Use Internet Explorer: Microsoft

A new report has found that Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser uses less power than the competition. According to a study commissioned by the Redmond, Washington-based firm, Internet Explorer is 18 per cent more energy-efficient than Google ... Chrome (version 26) and Mozilla's Firefox (version 21). The study was carried out by the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, which examined the power consumption of web browsers running on laptop and desktop computers. PC Magazine notes that if every user of Chrome or Firefox switched to using Internet Explorer 10 and the Windows 8 operating ... (view more)

Wed
29
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Nvidia GeForce Experience 1.5.0', and 'Mozilla Firefox 22.0 Beta'

Nvidia GeForce Experience 1.5.0 Keep your Nvidia GeForce graphics card up-to-date with this handy new tool. It allows you to download the latest drivers for your graphics card with a single click -- even better, you don't have to leave your PC's ... desktop to initiate the process! http://www.geforce.com Mozilla Firefox 22.0 Beta Here's your chance to test out the next version of Mozilla's Firefox Internet browser way ahead of everyone else! You'll get a sneak-peak at all the performance, customization, and security improvements. You can then offer Mozilla feedback that will help them build a ... (view more)

Thu
02
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'FinSpy' Spyware Spoofs Mozilla Firefox Browser

Mozilla is attempting to stop a British company from masking its spyware program as the Firefox Internet browser. Mozilla has reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the firm. Mozilla has sprung into action after learning from PC security ... researchers that a spyware program called FinSpy has been masquerading as the Firefox web browser. The issue was discovered by Citizen Lab, a group of researchers associated with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. FinSpy is just one part of a spyware toolset called FinFisher, which is produced by a British firm called Gamma ... (view more)

Thu
28
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Mozilla Firefox Mobile Operating System Coming Soon

Mozilla plans on making a splash in the mobile market this summer with the release of its very own Firefox operating system (OS). It's the first time ever that Mozilla has ventured into this highly-competitive sector of the consumer technology ... market. Mozilla says the Firefox OS will be a smartphone operating system based entirely on HTML 5, which is widely considered the most advanced web browser programming language. HTML 5 Could Present Problems The advantage to using HTML 5 is that there are many developers willing to build HTML 5-based applications. The downside is that HTML 5-based ... (view more)

Tue
26
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Mozilla Firefox: No More Third-Party Cookies

Mozilla says it will take steps to stop advertisers from violating Firefox user privacy. But advertisers have labeled the move an act of war. Mozilla has announced that it will change the Firefox browser so that third-party cookies -- such as those ... from advertisers -- are blocked by default. Cookies are small text files created by websites and stored on your computer. Cookies Key to Website Advertising In many cases cookies help the website visitor. For example, a cookie might store your username to make logging in faster, or it could store your ZIP code so you can instantly get customized ... (view more)

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