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Microsoft Issues Fix For IE Vulnerability

Microsoft issued a fix for a zero-day vulnerability in older versions of Internet Explorer that could allow attackers to gain control of Windows-based computers to host malicious Web sites. The company confirmed that it was investigating a remote code execution vulnerability in IE 6, IE 7, and IE 8 that could allow an attacker to use the corrupted PC to host a Web site designed to exploit the vulnerability with other users. Versions of the browser after IE 8 are unaffected.

January 2, 2013 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Firefox Private Browsing Finally to Match Competition

Big changes to Firefox's private mode - the private-browsing feature that turns off recording cookies, history, and temporary files - landed in the Firefox Nightly build. When it reaches the general public a few months from now in Firefox stable, the feature will allow you to run the private-browsing feature in a new window, without closing your regular instance of Firefox.

December 14, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Firefox Beta Features Retina and Touch Support

Yesterday was beta-release day at Mozilla, and the organization is launching new beta versions of Firefox for the desktop and Android. This time around, the desktop version is set to get the most interesting updates, including the new IonMonkey just-in-time JavaScript compiler, as well as support for Macs with Retina displays and W3C Touch Event support for machines with touchscreens. On Android, Firefox now offers better phishing protection and – as an opt-in – search suggestions.

November 27, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Mozilla Quietly Ceases Firefox 64-bit Development

Mozilla engineering manager Benjamin Smedberg has asked developers to stop nightly builds for Firefox versions optimized to run on 64-bit versions of Windows. A developer thread posted on the Google Groups mozilla.dev.planning discussion board, titled Turning off win64 builds by Smedberg proposed the move.

November 26, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Firefox 17 Launches With New Social API

Mozilla just launched the latest stable version of Firefox. This release introduces Firefox’s new Social API with a preview of the first social integration with Facebook Messenger for Firefox. This was previously only available in the Firefox beta channel. The Social API allows social services like Facebook, Twitter, blog networks or even news sites to easily add persistent social sidebars, toolbar notifications and chats to the browser, no matter which site a user is currently looking at.

November 21, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Mozilla Opens Its Firefox For Android Marketplace

Mozilla launched the latest Aurora version of Firefox for Android and with this, the organization is also opening the Firefox Marketplace to early adopters and testers. The Firefox Marketplace is similar to the Google’s Web Store for Chrome. Users can browse the store to find mobile web apps and developers can showcase their web apps. These apps run in full-screen mode and can also be pinned to the home screen. Distant Orbit, Jauntly, Soundcloud and Twitter are among the first apps in the store, where all the apps are currently available for free.

October 19, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

First Preview Release Of Firefox Metro

With the official launch of Windows 8 just around the corner, Mozilla unveiled its first preview release of Firefox Metro. The Metro version of Firefox, was “designed from the ground up for Windows 8 and already includes many of the usual Firefox tools and features. Despite the fact that this version is called “Firefox Metro,” this version runs in both the old-school Windows desktop environment and the Metro/Windows 8-style environment.

October 5, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Chrome Browser Gets Tuned for Gaming

Google released a Chrome upgrade that improves how the browser renders 3D applications, including mouse-controlled games. The improvement comes via the inclusion of the Pointer Lock JavaScript API, commonly referred to as Mouse Lock. Now, 3D applications such as first-person games can allow users to control their perspective naturally with the mouse, without moving outside the window or bumping into the edge of their screen.

September 27, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Opera Mini 7.5 Update for Android

Opera Mini for Android has been upgraded to version 7.5, bringing with it a new Smart Page feature that aggregates social media updates and news from your most frequently visited websites. Smart Page works by creating feeds for your favorite web destinations and suggesting other sources based on your surfing habits. So far, Opera Mini 7.5 with the Smart Page is only available on Android.

September 24, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exposes Windows PCs

Hackers have used a new zero-day vulnerability — a hole previously unknown to security researchers — in versions 7 and 8 of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to spread malware on computers running Windows XP Service Pack 3 and below. Further investigation by the developers of penetration testing tool Metasploit has demonstrated that the hole can also be exploited on computers running Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

September 18, 2012 Author: Ivo Rangelov