“The security requires no footprint in protected Virtual Apps servers to identify attack techniques”Bitdefender Browser Isolation aims to create a secure browser environment through the use of a virtualized browser running on Citrix Virtual Apps servers.One of the more secure ways to peruse the internet is via a system that has been air-gaped between end-user systems and the internet itself.Security companies are starting to create this air-gap through the use of virtualised browsers, a web browser that is isolated from the computers operating system.Recently Mozilla released an extension for its Firefox browser that allows users to access Facebook via a Container extension.This extension makes it difficult for Facebook to track user activity across the internet as it isolates the user identity online.
Hackers exploited a pair of potent zero-day vulnerabilities in Firefox to infect Mac users with a largely undetected backdoor, according to accounts pieced together from multiple people.Mozilla released an update on Tuesday that fixed a code-execution vulnerability in a JavaScript programming method known as Array.pop.On Thursday, Mozilla issued a second patch fixing a privilege-escalation flaw that allowed code to break out of a security sandbox that Firefox uses to prevent untrusted content from interacting with sensitive parts of a computer operating system.On Thursday, macOS security expert Patrick Wardle published an analysis of Mac malware that came from someone who claimed it infected his fully up-to-date Mac through a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox.Normally, an app that's blacklisted by XProtect and unsigned should have posed no threat to most Mac users, since the software would have been blocked by default by both the built-in malware detector and Gatekeeper.This can be done using security tools such as KnockKnock or BlockBlock, which are freely available from Wardle.
A year and a half after introducing its first Quantum-branded version of Firefox, Mozilla is still working to speed up its web browser.The new Firefox 67, released Tuesday, concentrates its attention on important parts of website code, speeding up Instagram, Amazon and Google by 40% to 80%, the nonprofit said.It also puts background tabs on hold when you have less than 400MB of free memory to try to avoid slowdowns.Speed is crucial to life online.Statistically, you'll perform more searches, read more news and do more shopping when websites load faster.But for all Mozilla's effort, the number of people using Firefox monthly continues to dwindle -- down from about 300 million when Mozilla released the first Firefox Quantum in November 2017 to about 257 million today, according to Mozilla statistics.
Since it’s 2019, you and a partner could celebrate by installing an app on your phone that lets you control a vibrator your partner discreetly wears in their underwear all day.Even the CES-banned Ose vibrator uses AI to provide biofeedback.That’s why this month Mozilla released a special Valentine’s Day section of its “Privacy Not Included” guide, featuring romantic gadgets like smart beds, fitness trackers, and yes, teledildonics.Carltrider explains that they picked products based on what seemed popular online, while also trying to be inclusive of all sexual orientations, genders, and physical abilities.Of those that did, only six could really be called teledildonic: the Lioness Vibrator, the We-Vibe Sync, and four pleasure devices from Lovense.(Mozilla counts the Lovense Nora and Max, which work together, as two products.)
Mozilla released a new version of Firefox that lets you strike a better balance between maintaining privacy and breaking websites.Firefox 65 updates its controls for how the web browser manages content like tracker software and cookies -- small text files a website can store on your computer that are handy for things like remembering what's in your e-commerce shopping cart but also for letting advertisers record what you're doing online.Firefox now has three options to fine-tune its privacy setting: standard, strict and custom.Custom lets you pick specific controls for blocking cookies and trackers.You get to the controls by clicking the "i" icon in a website's address bar.The moves are part of a crackdown among browser makers trying to stick up for users after years of increasingly intrusive behavior by advertisers and website publishers.
HTC's Vive virtual reality headset will include Firefox Reality, giving a boost to Mozilla's web browser for VR devices and to its broader effort to build an immersive virtual realm on web technology that no single company controls.Mozilla released Firefox Reality in 2018 for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream and Magic Leap One.Now, HTC Vive owners won't need to manually download the browser themselves, HTC and Mozilla said at CES 2019."By ensuring HTC devices have direct integration with a web browser, we make it easier for those creators and users," Mozilla said Monday in a statement.Vive users can still use other browsers and change the default if they want.Firefox once was second only to Microsoft's Internet Explorer in terms of web usage, helping promote the idea that the web was a neutral foundation, not the domain of one powerful company.
Mozilla released on Tuesday Firefox Reality 1.0, the first version of its web browser geared for three virtual-reality headsets, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Daydream.The new browser uses voice control to sidestep the difficulty of typing while wearing a device that replaces your view of the real world, including your keyboard, with immersive computer-generated scenery.At best, you get a handheld pointer for excruciatingly slow hunt-and-peck text entry."We had to rethink everything, including navigation, text input, environments, search and more," Andre Vrignaud, leader of Mozilla's mixed reality platform strategy, said in a blog post.Google's Chrome dominates on phones and computers, but Mozilla hopes its pioneering work to adapt VR standards for the web and its new VR-ready browser will help Firefox carve out a place in a future filled with computer-generated scenery.Firefox Reality is currently designed for VR headsets only.
In its first major update in 2018, Mozilla adds incremental capabilities that help to make the Firefox Quantum browser faster than ever before.Mozilla released its first web browser update for 2018 on Jan. 23 with the debut of Firefox 58.The new release includes features designed to accelerate performance as well as patches for 32 security vulnerabilities.Firefox 58 is the second major release in the Quantum series, which became generally available in November 2017 with Firefox 57.A core element of the Firefox Quantum browser series is performance, and that has been improved even more in Firefox 58, thanks to a capability called Off-Main-Thread-Painting (OMTP).“Off-Main-Thread-Painting is an incremental improvement to the way Firefox has long handled graphics and is an evolution of Firefox’s C++ codebase,” Mozilla spokesperson Justin O’Kelly told eWEEK.
Mozilla released on Tuesday a new version of its Firefox Quantum browser, boosting its graphics speed and improving a couple of new technologies designed to make the web more powerful.The browser, version 58, is the first major update since Mozilla's recovery plan hit full stride in November with the debut of Firefox Quantum.A decade ago, Firefox was running circles around Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but the browser market has become much more competitive now with the arrival of Google's Chrome and mobile phones.Speed is of the essence in Mozilla's recovery plan, and Firefox 58 does better than its predecessor in some graphics tasks by splitting work better across the multiple processor cores that computer chips have these days.The result should be scrolling that's smooth, uninterrupted by the stuttering that in computing circles goes by the disparaging term "jank."But even if you aren't persuaded, the plan is important for the web.
Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the Firefox web browser, has cut dozens of staff in its Taiwan office as it shifts its priorities in Asia.Formerly, the Taiwan office supported Mozilla's broader, global open-source software efforts.Now, it's making changes so it can "better meet the unique needs of consumers in emerging markets across Asia," Mozilla said in a statement.Mozilla declined to comment on layoffs, but people familiar with its operations said the cut was deep, affecting dozens of people.Taiwan programmers working on Gecko, a core part of Firefox, lost their jobs, one person familiar with the layoff said.That's global open-source work, in contrast to newer, regional projects coming from Taiwan like the Firefox Rocket browser that Mozilla released in November for Android phone users in Indonesia.
The summer was a particularly special time for browsers that support the WebVR standard; Mozilla released version 55 of Firefox for Windows, making it the first desktop browser to officially support the WebVR standard.Apple’s Safari is, in fact, the only member (aside from Opera) in the browser pack to still not support WebVR at this stage.Finally, the W3C also hosted its first workshop on WebVR Authoring last month in Brussels.One of the key outcomes was to rename the future iteration of WebVR (WebVR 2.0) to the “WebXR Device API”, which expands its scope of influence to now include MR and AR implementations.Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Samsung Internet Browser are included in this category.In this case, you’re navigating the 2D web like you always do, but when you encounter WebVR content, you will be able to interact with the 3D content, sometimes offering what we call a “magic window” view that enables the content to be responsive to the positioning and movement of your mobile.
With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what’s probably the most important update to its browser in recent years.And as you do so, you’ll notice another change: Google is now the default search engine again — at least if you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine provider for users in the U.S., with Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others as options.While it was a small change, it was part of a number of moves that turned users against Firefox because it didn’t always feel as if Mozilla had the user’s best interests in mind.Firefox Quantum (aka, Firefox 57), is the company’s effort to correct its mistakes and it’s good to see that Google is back in the default slot (Disclaimer: TechCrunch is part of Oath, Verizon’s roll-up of AOL and Yahoo, though nobody at TechCrunch that I know has ever willingly used Yahoo Search).When Mozilla announced the Yahoo deal in 2014, it said that this was a five-year deal.
Mozilla released an upgraded version of its Firefox browser on Tuesday.Called Firefox Quantum, the browser is twice as fast as the old version and uses 30% less memory than Google's Chrome browser, Mozilla says.It also features content recommendations from the reading-list app Pocket.On Tuesday, Mozilla launched Firefox Quantum, a reengineered version of the nonprofit's popular Firefox web browser.It's the culmination of six years of research and development and a year and a half of engineering work, according to Mozilla's chief marketing officer, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff.And the company says Quantum represents the biggest overhaul of Firefox since it debuted in 2004.
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Mozilla engineers have started work on a project named Lockbox that they describe as "a work-in-progress extension [...] to improve upon Firefox's built-in password management."Mozilla released the new extension for employee-use only at first, but users can install it by going to this or this links.Lockbox revamps Firefox's antiquated password management utility with a new user interface (UI).A new Firefox UI button is also included, in case users want to add a shortcut in their browser's main interface to open Lockbox without going through all the menu options.Support for a master password is included, helping users secure their passwords from unauthorized access by co-workers, family members, or others.
Mozilla today announced that it will completely drop support for Firefox on Windows XP and Windows Vista in June 2018.Firefox users on those two platforms can expect security updates until then, but they should make an effort to upgrade Windows sooner rather than later.When Mozilla released Firefox 53 in April 2017, it no longer supported Windows XP and Windows Vista.Instead, XP and Vista users were moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR).Firefox ESR is designed for schools, universities, businesses, and others who need help with mass deployments.Mozilla promised last December to reassess user numbers in mid-2017 and announce a final support end date for the two operating systems.
For quite some time now, Google Chrome has been the go-to browser for the vast majority of internet users.According to the latest data from StatCounter, Chrome commands nearly 55% of the worldwide browser market share, while Safari comes in a distant second place with just under 15% and no others even top 10%.But this week, Mozilla released the beta version of its new Quantum browser, which it claims is twice as fast as last year’s Firefox and consumes 30% less energy than Chrome.Is it time to give Firefox another chance?“Firefox has historically run mostly on just one CPU core, but Firefox Quantum takes advantage of multiple CPU cores in today’s desktop and mobile devices much more effectively,” Mozilla explains on its blog.“This improved utilization of your computer’s hardware makes Firefox Quantum dramatically faster.”
Mozilla now automatically delivers the 64-bit version of Firefox to Windows users with compatible hardware, the open-source developer said this week."Users on 64-bit Windows who download Firefox will now get our 64-bit version by default," Mozilla explained in a Monday post to a company blog.The 64-bit version of Firefox 55, which Mozilla released on Aug. 8, is now installed by default on all 64-bit hardware running a 64-bit edition of Windows.The only other requirement is that the personal computer must be equipped with at least 2GB of RAM, or system memory.A 64-bit browser on a 64-bit operating system can address more than the 4GB of memory available to a 32-bit application, letting users keep open hundreds of tabs, and run larger, more sophisticated web apps.Mozilla's rivals have offered 64-bit browsers for, in some cases, years.
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