Category: Firefox

5 Web Browsers Download Manager Features to Kill Internet Download Accelerators

By | February 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Web BrowserWeb browsers developers are trying to make files download process as good as possible. When Internet Explorer was launched, files download process was not so user friendly, lots of corrupted files and unstable download speed (actually, IE team haven’t changed anything yet). More and more people downloaded additional programs for faster and better files download experience. Since then, other web browsers developers learned from Internet Explorer mistakes and started to add additional features into web browsers integrated download managers. One of the most important features was an ability to resume downloads. Continue Reading

Firefox Add-Ons Page Upcoming Design (Review)

By | February 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

Firefox Add-Ons Page Upcoming Design (Review)It looks like Mozilla team is making more changes before the upcoming Firefox 3 release. This time they are working on new addons.mozilla.org web page design. While it’s still under development, I’ve found pretty much things which I didn’t like at all. Since I’m designer myself, here are the things which I didn’t like: Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Released

By | February 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Firefox 3 Beta 3Long awaited Firefox 3 Beta 3 is now released. With about 1300 changes (compared to the previous beta release), Firefox 3 Beta 3 is surely moving forward to bring users the ultimate web experience. The following release offers improved malware protection, download manager and greater performance as well. Continue Reading

Firefox 2.0.0.13, Sooner Than You Thought

By | February 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox 2.0.0.13Just a few days ago (with the Firefox 2.0.0.12 release), “Directory Traversal Vulnerability” was supposed to be fixed. However, as it’s noted here, by the guy who discovered new security vulnerability, it wasn’t fully fixed. Here’s a quote from his blog:

Because directory traversal through plugins is all nice and such, we don’t need it. We can trick Firefox itself in traversing directories back.

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Firefox 2.0.0.12 Released

By | February 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Firefox 2.0.0.12New Firefox build by Mozilla Firefox team is now released. Firefox 2.0.0.12 includes a total of 10 bug fixes (3 of them are marked as critical). The following release also fixes chrome directory traversal vulnerability. It’s highly recommended to download latest version as soon as possible.

Changelog:

  • Web forgery overwrite with div overlay
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    Mozilla Store Ads New Items

    By | February 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Some new items were just added.

    Coffee House Mug ($8.00)
    12 oz mug featuring Mozilla wordmark.
    Full color coffeehouse stoneware mug with edge to edge graphics.
    Handwashing is recommended.
    Coffee House Mug
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    2008 January Browsers Market Share Results

    By | February 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

    2008 January Browsers Market Share ResultsIt’s that time of the month again. We are ready to let you know about “2008 January Browsers Market Share Results”. You may check previous month results here). So how’s your favorite web browser doing? Let’s see that now.

    Yet another market share decrease for Internet Explorer, from 76.04% to 75.47% (0.47% decrease).

    After the previous 0.8% increase, this time Firefox managed to increase its market a share a bit less, from 16.80% to 16.98% (0.18% increase). Continue Reading

    Firefox 3, February 1st Release

    By | February 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 3 BetaYet another Firefox nightly build (2008 02 01) was just released. This is not a final release, use it on your own risk.

    Bugs fixed

  • #353962 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – Firefox 2.0 often hangs in Intel Mac OS X 10.4.7 [Mac]
  • #354135 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – jsxml.c does not check for too deep recursion [All]
  • #374040 [Core:Internationalization] – nsIScriptable DateFormat does not work as expected with dateFormatLong [Lin]
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    600 000 000 Add-on Downloads Reached

    By | January 31, 2008 | 1 Comment

    600 000 000 Add-on Downloads ReachedSome numbers today on the news. Blog of Metrics today announced that addons.mozilla.org reached 600 000 000 add-on downloads. The website currently receives around 1 million downloads per day and should reach 1 000 000 000 really soon.

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    Firefox 2.0.0.12 to Fix Chrome Protocol Directory Traversal Vulnerability

    By | January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

    Firefox 2.0.0.12The upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.12 release will fix this flaw. It affects extensions (more than 600) which are installed as a set of uncompressed files instead of widely used .jar files.

    Issue
    A vulnerability in the chrome protocol scheme allows directory traversal when a “flat” add-on is present resulting in potential information disclosure.

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