Displaying items by tag: Firefox

If you're still using the old version of the Edge browser that shipped with earlier versions of Windows 10, you'll soon be upgraded to the new version, with the old no longer supported and set to be uninstalled.

Published in Home Tech

Scammers are taking advantage of the busy shopping season and trying to relieve customers of Westpac of some of their earnings, setting up a site that looks very much like the real thing to try and lure customers into entering their credentials.

Published in Security

With the US elections a week away and warnings of Russian, Iranian and other foreign involvement pouring out from every conceivable source, the US appears to have hit peak paranoia mode.

Published in Open Sauce

The latest version of the Firefox browser for the Android platform appears to have diverged from its old philosophy of giving users control over the way they use the app, with some kind of iron control being wielded over what extensions one uses.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:43

Firefox moves to encrypted DNS for US users by default

The Mozilla Foundation has begun rolling out encrypted DNS over HTTPS for its Firefox browser by default for users in the US, but has no plans in place for other global regions.

Published in Open Source

Global software company, Microsoft, today announced it will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome beginning with Office 365 ProPlus version 2002.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox browser, has knocked back a request from Abu Dhabi-based security outfit DarkMatter to have certificates it issues be automatically accepted as genuine.

Published in Security

The Mozilla Foundation has issued a fix for a critical bug in Firefox and Firefox ESR that affects users on Windows, macOS and Linux desktops. It says the bug is being exploited in the wild.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10:13

Firefox issues fixes for extensions problem

The Mozilla Foundation, the organisation that produces the open-source browser Firefox, has released updates to fix the issue with the browser that prevented users from downloading extensions and also rendered any existing extension unusable.

Published in Apps

Firefox users have had all the extensions they use in their browser disabled due to the expiry of an intermediate signing certificate a few days ago. They have also been unable to download and use any new extensions.

Published in Apps

Skype can no longer be accessed on the Web using the Firefox browser on both Linux and Windows, as of Wednesday morning. The same applies to Opera.

Published in Apps

The Guardian Australia says it will be able to protect Mac users from being redirected to other pages when they visit its website using the Safari browser, but it will take some time to do so.

Published in Security

Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Edge are the only widely-used browsers which have no inbuilt protection against tracking users, the digital rights body, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:15

Mozilla to sell VPN subscriptions through Firefox

Mozilla will start selling subscriptions to a VPN service, targeting a select set of users, from tomorrow onwards in the US.

Published in Home Tech

Major browser makers are moving away from older versions of the Transport Layer Security protocol, with co-ordinated announcements from Microsoft, Apple, Google and Mozilla detailing the changes.

Published in Security

Any measure that permits a government to lay down specifications for the design of Internet systems would cause significant risk to the security, stability and trust of such systems, the Mozilla Foundation has said in a submission about Australia's proposed encryption bill.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 15 October 2018 10:00

DuckDuckGo search queries hit 30m per day

The privacy-focused Internet search engine DuckDuckGo has achieved a high of 30 million search queries a day recently, the company behind it says.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:18

Firefox collects data on you through hidden add-ons

Mozilla, the organisation that produces the Firefox browser and makes a loud noise about its open source credentials, is quietly collecting telemetry data on its users by the use of hidden add-ons, even though publicly visible telemetry controls are not selected.

Published in Apps
Friday, 12 January 2018 11:05

Barcelona plans move to open source software

The city of Barcelona plans to move its workers to open source software, with proprietary applications being the first to be replaced.

Published in Open Source

When is a bug not a bug? When Microsoft decides to make an unannounced, uncontrollable feature which takes away existing functionality, putting another nail in Edge's coffin vs. Chrome and Firefox.

Published in The Wired CIO

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