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Firefox 3.6 locks out rogue add-ons

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla will add a new lockdown feature to Firefox 3.6 that will prevent developers from sneaking add-ons into the program, the company said. The new feature, which Mozilla dubbed "component directory lockdown," will bar access to Firefox’s "components" directory, where most of the browser’s own code is stored. The company has billed the move as

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SpywareBlaster 4.2

by Shanmuga

SpywareBlaster, a free prevention software that protects against installation of various Malware and other potentially unwanted software is updated to version 4.2. This freeware works by protecting major web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. According to the author, this release provides enhanced protection, performance, and bug fixes. The version 4.2 runs on Windows versions

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Firefox 3.1 passes major milestone

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla has completed work on its private browsing mode, the feature the organisation delayed the launch of 3.1 to implement. Private browsing mode allows users to surf the web without leaving any traces of their session on the computer. The company was initially reluctant to include the feature, putting it on hold for four years.

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Firefox hits record market share

by Shanmuga

"Firefox has been playing with the 20% market share mark for some time now. Back in July we reported that the browser has begun jumping over 20% on several days and this trend has solidified since then. In October, Firefox’ average market share as measured by Net Applications was 19.97%, up 0.51 points from 19.46%

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Spyware then and now

by Shanmuga

Google brought back its oldest available index from the year 2001 on the occasion of its 10th birthday. It brought back certain nostalgic memories…I was into my second PC, a Compaq. That was the year I first got the internet connection at home through a 56kbps dial-up connection and that was the year I truly

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Mozilla raises Firefox security bar

by Shanmuga

"Firefox 3.0′s new anti-malware blocker, a tool that prevents some malicious pages from loading, is the browser upgrade’s most important new security feature, Mozilla Corp.’s head of engineering said today.

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Mozilla Dismisses New Firefox Flaw Warning

by Shanmuga

"Published reports of an information leakage vulnerability affecting fully patched versions of the open-source Firefox browser have been greatly exaggerated, according to Mozilla chief evangelist Mike Shaver.

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Mozilla patches 11 Firefox bugs

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla Corp. late yesterday patched Firefox to quash 11 bugs, including one from three weeks ago that posed a threat to users who had installed any of the more than 600 add-ons for the open-source browser. Firefox 2.0.0.12 fixed four vulnerabilities that Mozilla ranked "critical," one it pegged "high" and three each rated as "moderate"

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Mozilla confirms Firefox proof of concept information leak vulnerability

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla’s security chief Window Snyder has confirmed a proof of concept information leak flaw in Firefox–even fully patched versions. Snyder confirmed the issue in a blog post. The proof of concept vulnerability was highlighted by researcher Gerry Eisenhaur on Jan. 19. In a nutshell, Firefox leaks information that can allow an attacker to load any

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Vulberabilities: ID Theft Vulnerability Haunts Firefox

by Shanmuga

"Israeli security researcher Aviv Raff has issued a warning for a fairly serious browser vulnerability that exposes Firefox users to identity theft attacks. Raff, a well-respected hacker who regularly reports security problems in software products, discovered a way to use a browser bug to lure Firefox users into entering login credentials into a maliciously rigged

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