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October 2, 2006
UPDATED: Firefox vulnerability disclosed at ToorCon 2006
During hacker convention ToorCon 2006, speakers Mischa Spiegelmock and
Andrew Wbeelsoi presented how a current Firefox vulnerability could be
exploited to gain control of a web visitor's computer. The example
would need to craft a specially coded web page and would take control
once an unknowingly [...]
IE More Secure Than Firefox?
eWeek's John Rapoza takes on last week Symantec's announcement regarding
IE vs Firefox security.
The bottom line: it's hard to tell for sure which one is better
security-wise as it depends a lot on what you exactly you measure. I
would really like to see someone come out with a precise metric for web
Betas market share: IE 52%, Firefox 48%
This is a special announcement for statistics freaks. French web
analyzer, Xiti Monitor has just released statistics (fr-FR) revealing
that among beta version browser users, Firefox is preferred by 48% (or
about 0.7% of all users) while the rest uses some Internet Explorer 7
beta (52% or about 1% of all users).
Microsoft on anti-phishing: We are winning
IEBlog is reporting today that 3Sharp, a Microsoft partner on office
communication solutions, has just released a study commissioned by
Microsoft on browser anti-phishing tools performance. The results
concludes that Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 anti-phishing tool leads the
bunch with an overall score of 172 points (out of possible 200). The
number comes from an [...]
Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 is out
Mozilla has just released the first release candidate of what will
become Firefox 2. As expected there are no notable enhancements
feature-wise here compared to Beta 2, but a lot of work has gone behind
the scenes. No doubt the main change is to some button icons and colors
as part of the visual refresh [...]
Merge Firefox Reload/Stop buttons, extensionless
Extensions are great but I love customizing Firefox without them. One of
my favorite extensions is Stop/Reload, a simple extension that merges
both buttons into a single one that toggles between stop and reload
intelligently. You can replicate this functionality with a simple edit
of userChrome.css file. In Windows, you can find it at: C:\Documents and
Get more from Live Bookmarks with LiveClick
LiveClick is a very handy extension for Firefox (and happily, it works
even with current Firefox 2 nightlies) that teaches new tricks to good
old Firefox live bookmarks. It adds Open Location and View Feed options
to all live bookmarks. Open Location will open the web site you
subscribed the feed from, while View Feed shows [...]
Mozilla security officer on CNet
CNet has just released an interview to Window Snyder, recently appointed
Mozilla Chief Security Officer. Snyder talks about her background, her
experience at Microsoft and the strategies to strengthen Mozilla
security. Read the complete article here.
Stay current with Download.com Update Watcher
So you've got a lot of nifty utilities in your computer. The question is
how do you ensure to be running the latest version of each of those?
CNet Download.com Update Watcher addresses this need. You need to create
an account with CNet and add the titles you care about to your watch
list. Once installed [...]
On Firefox security
On a recent interview to Window Snyder, Mozilla's recently appointed
chief security officer, she has revealed that among other strategies for
tightening Firefox security they will remove any "death code" (like for
unused features) from its source code in order to reduce any attack
surface. They will also aim to implement technologies for better memory
Camino 1.0.3, Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 updates out
And closing the latest round of Mozilla products' updates, Camino has
just released update 1.0.3. Form its release notes:
Fixed several critical security and stability issues, including those
fixed in version 18.104.22.168 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine.
Upgraded the bundled Java Embedding Plugin to version 0.9.5+g.
The "Reset Camino..." command will now reset minimized windows.
Fixed an issue [...]
SeaMonkey 1.0.5 update is out
Following Firefox's recent update, SeaMonkey, the Mozilla-based Internet
application suite has been updated as well. Stability bug fixes as well
as patches for 6 security vulnerabilities, 4 labeled as critical.
Proceed to SeaMonkey Project's web site to get this update now.
Firefox 22.214.171.124 update is out
Mozilla has just released an update for Firefox 1.5. The update brings a
number of bug fixes including patches for 7 security vulnerabilities, 4
of them labeled as critical, making it a must have as usual.
If you configured Firefox for automatic updates, you should be prompted
to update within 48 hours. If not, you [...]
Upcoming Mozilla books
Two new Mozilla development books are on the works and due for early
The first one: Pro Firefox Extension and Application Development, by
Kurt Cagle and Mark David Peterson, "is the first book to show how to
User-Interface Language, XForms, CSS, XUL, and XBL.", according to [...]
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