mozilla

Thu
02
May
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'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
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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
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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)

Wed
09
Jan
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Firefox Version 18: Mozilla Boosts Browsing Speed

Mozilla says the next edition of its popular Firefox browser, Firefox 18, will be the fastest version of the browser yet released. The company also says the new Firefox's security capabilities have been significantly improved over previous versions. ... In a recent blog post, Mozilla vice president of engineering Johnathan Nightingale took some time to outline improvements to the Firefox formula for version 18, which is currently available for free download and use. "The Firefox of today is significantly better than the Firefox of a year ago in every way," Nightingale said. (Source: pcmag.com ) ... (view more)

Tue
06
Nov
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Mozilla Fumes Over Microsoft Browser Ballot Glitch

Microsoft is being accused of failing to display a court-mandated option screen that would allow users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to select their own Internet browser. Although Microsoft has already remedied the issue, the problem has ... apparently caused Mozilla to lose millions of potential Firefox users. As a result of a European Union antitrust settlement, Microsoft had agreed to present new Windows users with a screen that allowed them to choose a different web browser instead of (or in addition to) Internet Explorer. Microsoft offered the choice screen to new and existing Windows ... (view more)

Fri
12
Oct
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Mozilla Fixes 'Critical' Firefox Flaw

Yesterday Mozilla's security chief told users to stop using the latest edition of his company's browser. Michael Coates said the first release of Firefox version 16 contained a serious security flaw. Fortunately, hackers were unable to exploit the ... flaw and Mozilla has since offered a solution to the problem. The problem was particularly serious because Firefox users may have unknowingly upgraded to the new edition. Mozilla uses background updates, so security patches and new editions are downloaded and installed without user control or approval. Most of the time this isn't a problem. In this ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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'Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Final', and 'PDFCreator 1.5'

Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Final Get to your favorite sites more quickly by adding Mozilla's new Firefox 15 web browser. Once it's installed, you simply type your search term into the new location bar (called the "Awesome Bar"). Its autocomplete function ... will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites, and open tabs. http://www.mozilla.org PDFCreator 1.5 Using the absolutely free software tool PDFCreator, you can now create professional PDFs with just a few clicks of your computer mouse. Besides helping you to create better-looking documents, this program also ... (view more)

Thu
12
Apr
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'Pinta 1.1', and 'Mozilla Thunderbird 12 Beta'

Pinta 1.1 Pinta is a free, open source drawing and editing program modeled after the simple Windows tool, Paint. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet convenient way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms. It ... works well, and is easy to use. If your drawing and image editing needs are modest, this could be a good program for you. However, as of this writing, the Mac version has not been fully proven to be stable. http://pinta-project.com Mozilla Thunderbird 12.0b4 Beta Download this 'Beta' version of the newest Thunderbird software for email, you can be one ... (view more)

Wed
04
Apr
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Windows 8 Interface at Heart of New Firefox

Mozilla has unveiled the first version of a new browser specially tailored to work with Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), Windows 8. The new edition of Firefox utilizes the Metro interface, which is expected to become a central element of ... the new Windows 8 user experience. The Metro feature is primarily designed for effective use of touchscreen devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, and any PCs that incorporate a touchscreen display. The Metro interface is most notable for displaying information in special "tiles" that can easily be moved around on the screen and ... (view more)

Thu
01
Mar
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'Codeit HTML Editor.Net 1.17', and 'Mozilla Firefox 11.0 Beta 4'

Codeit HTML Editor.Net 1.17 Codeit HTML Editor is a small and easy-to-use application that will help you edit and preview your HTML files. Users can also create HTML files and later use them as templates for their web-oriented projects. ... http://www.benjamin-simpson.com Mozilla Firefox 11.0 Beta 4 Here's an opportunity to install a trial, or "beta" version of Firefox, the popular web browsing software, and tell the software's developers what you think of it. After you download and install this beta version, you can experience the latest performance, customization and security ... (view more)

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