Category: Firefox

Yahoo: Our Search Market Volume Reached A 5 Year High

By | April 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Yahoo: Our Search Market Volume Reached A 5 Year HighThe keyword here is “reached” not “is at”.

If you want to learn more on how exactly did the new deal (where Yahoo! became a default search engine on Firefox) affected one of the news leaders in the US then look no further than at the recently published financial results by Yahoo!

According to the report, its search volume has reached “a five-year high” with them saying that “the partnership between Yahoo and Mozilla was key to this volume increase”.
However, while Yahoo! search volume did reach a peak, it was unable to sustain it as according to the latest market share data, last month alone the company lost 0.2 points of the US market share, down from 13% to 12.8%
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Spartan Beats Chrome In Google’s Own Playground

By | April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan Beats Chrome In Google's Own PlaygroundShows its true potential.

Remember the days when one browser developer would create a new benchmark, which (of course) would favor their own web browser and make it appear faster? Then another developer would join and the story continues…

However, now with Project Spartan, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has surpasses Google Chrome in none other than Octane 2.0 benchmark.
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March, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer – Down

By | April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Another month, another report.

As Microsoft continues to work on the Project Spartan, Internet Explorer’s market share keeps sliding down, this time by 0.84 point, from 57.38% to 56.54%.
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Firefox For Android Crosses The 100 Million Downloads Mark

By | April 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Firefox For Android Crosses 100 Million Downloads MarkIf you though that Firefox for Android is used only by a very small amount of people then the latest news might change your mind.

According to Mozilla, the mobile version of Firefox has now been downloaded more than 100 million times from the Google Play store alone. In addition to that, it has been consistently rated with more than 4.0 stars, which is a pretty neat accomplishment.

However, what was not revealed was a number of active users, so who knows how many of these are actually same user re-downloading or (possibly) updating the app.
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Firefox 37 Will Encrypt Non HTTPS Traffic

By | April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox 37 Will Encrypt Non HTTPS TrafficGrab it now.

In an effort to protect its users privacy, the developers of Firefox web browser have made some serious changes that will allow to encrypt non https (http://) traffic.

How is that even possible? You can thank opportunistic encryption, a technique, which encrypts the communication when connecting to another system. As a result, Firefox will route HTTP (port 80) requests that are usually sent in the cleartext to a port of server administrator’s choice. In addition to that, users won’t experience any delays as connections will be fully established before they are even used.
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Pwn2Own 2015 Contestant Gets The Biggest Payout In History

By | March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pwn2Own 2015 Contestant Gets The Biggest Payout In HistoryA total of $442,000 paid in bounties to all contestants.

Well, it seems like no one was safe in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking competition as all 4 major web browsers have failed to protect the users.

The star of this contest however was Jung Hoon Lee (lokihardt) who has managed to reap $225,000 in rewards, breaking through Chrome’s security with a buffer overflow (which earned him $110,000) and then exploiting Microsoft’s Internet Explorer ($65,000 in rewards), followed by Apple’s Safari ($50,000 in rewards).

That should be enough to improve his life for good.
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Google Asks Firefox Users To Switch Back

By | March 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

Google Asks Firefox Users To Switch BackWith a giant ad.

As you might remember, Mozilla and Google have parted their ways and decided not to renew the default search engine agreement, fortunately for the open source organization, Yahoo! stepped in and both companies have signed a new deal, which also lead in an increase of market share for the search giant.

Well, it looks like Google is no longer happy with the new deal as they started asking Firefox users to set Google as their default search engine:
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February, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Down

By | March 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

It’s time to do the desktop.

As Microsoft continues to work on Spartan, it’s predecessor is in a downtrend as last month Internet Explorer’s market share decreased again (by 0.8 point this time), down from 58.18% to 57.38%
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Download Firefox 38 (x86-64 / 64 Bit) Developer Edition

By | March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Download Firefox 38 (x86-64 / 64 Bit) Developer EditionAre you ready for some games?

Back when we started this blog, 64 bit software and browsers especially were just a dream. Now, it seems like everyone is working or already has one.

Latest to join the party (on Windows) is Mozilla, which has recently released the 64 bit version of Firefox dubbed Developer Edition.
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What’s The Most Vulnerable Web Browser? Internet Explorer

By | February 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

Most Vulnerable Web Browser Is Internet ExplorerApple tops the OS chart.

In the recently published study by GFI, which took a database of vulnerabilities that were published in 2014 and created a chart that makes sense, it looks like Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer still has a long way to go until it‘s no longer the most vulnerable web browser out there.

As you can see in the chart below, the top application by vulnerabilities reported in 2014 was indeed Internet Explorer (242), followed by Google Chrome (124) and Firefox (117).
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