Category: Firefox

Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User Passwords

By | December 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User PasswordsOops

It looks like the database of 44,000 inactive addons.mozilla.org accounts has been mistakenly left on a public Mozilla server.

According to the official blog post, it affects accounts created prior to April 9th, 2009 that use older, md5-based password hashes. As of today, all the data is secured with SHA-512 password hash.

Impacted users were notified on December 27th and potential treat has been already removed.

WebGL: Flight of the Navigator

By | December 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here is an interesting take on WebGL + Audio API that was developed by Mozilla volunteers.

The whole demo world has been completed by using canvas element with a WebGL context while models, animations and 3D structures were created with Lightwave.

Visit demo page.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 27th

By | December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 27th

FavBrowser.com

Internet Explorer is the Best Browser
A picture.

Now Open This With…
A picture.
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Now Open This With… (Picture)

By | December 24, 2010 | 10 Comments

My head hurts.
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Download Firefox 4 Beta 8

By | December 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Download Firefox 4 Beta 8Just in time for holidays.

The eight beta of Firefox 4 has been just released and can be downloaded here.

According to release notes, Beta 8 continues performance and stability improvements (with over 1,300 bug fixes), WebGL enhancements, improves Firefox Synch setup experience and more.

Firefox 4.0 Final is planned for early 2011 release.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

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Free Xbox Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Firefox to Include “Do Not Track” Feature

By | December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox to Include Do Not Track FeatureFollows Internet Explorer.

Mozilla’s chief executive, Gary Kovacs while talking about Firefox 4 in Mountain View, California addressed user privacy issues and promised to deliver “Do Not Track” button in the first part of next year.

“The idea of ‘Do Not Track’ is interesting, but there doesn’t seem to be consensus on what ‘tracking’ really means, nor how new proposals could be implemented in a way that respects people’s current privacy controls,” said Google.

The Federal Trade Commission has also suggested adding such mechanism back in December.

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 Day

By | December 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

Opera: 6.7 Million Downloads in 1 DayIt’s all about bacon.

Good news for all Opera fanboys and fangirls. With the launch of Opera 11 Final, Norwegian web browser has been already downloaded more than 6.7 million times.

A significant boost when compared to Opera’s 10 million downloads within the first week of Opera 10 release.

According to Opera Software, a survey of people downloading Opera for the very first time has shown that 53% of its respondents were using Firefox web browser while 43% used Internet Explorer.

However, no data were given about the Google Chrome or Safari newcomers.

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

By | December 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

HTML5 + WebGL: Body Browser

Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.

By combining HTML5 and WebGL, Google has created a “Body Browser”. Unlike other similar applications, it does not require Flash or JavaScript. All you have to do is download a web browser that supports WebGL:

Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)

Give it a try.

Q&A With Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker

By | December 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corporation has attended LeWeb 2010 conference in Paris and had a short Q&A round with Robert Scoble.

Check it out.