Category: Firefox

Tab Phishing

By | May 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

Tab PhishingNow here is a clever one.

As Mozilla Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin describes it, the attack is as elegant as it is simple: A user has multiple tabs open, and surfs to a site that uses special javacript code to silently alter the contents of a tabbed page along with the information displayed on the tab itself, so that when the user switches back to that tab it appears to be the login page for a site the user normally visits.

Even with NoScript plugin installed, users were still vulnerable. Fortunately, May 27th update fixes that.


Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home

By | May 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox HomeMozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.

What is it?
Firefox Home is a simple iPhone application (based on Weave Sync), that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to access their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and tabs from their most recent browsing session.

Furthermore, it allows you to use Awesome Bar without Firefox browser itself. Continue Reading

Firefox 4 to Have Updated Web Inspector

By | May 20, 2010 | 10 Comments

Firefox 4 to Have Updated Web Inspector

Back in early days, Firefox used to have a simple DOM Inspector, which was later removed in Firefox 3 and made available as add-on.

Well, for the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla is planning to bring such tool back and make it a part of web browser again.

While Web Inspector is not intended to replace Firebug, it can be used for basic tasks, such as: elements identification or site structure overview.


Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?

By | May 18, 2010 | 21 Comments

Chrome to Replace Firefox in Ubuntu?If UberGizmo rumor is true, Canonical, a company behind Ubuntu is planning to ditch Firefox web browser in favor of Google Chrome (or Chromium).

In fact, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 should be the very first version to do that.

How this version differs from the desktop release? It has a new interface, designed for restricted size machines that features a single menu bar design (more about it here).

It’s still unclear, whether same changes are planned for desktop version or not.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.


Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

By | May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEOIt’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:

“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”

John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

By | May 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 10th

Thanks to mabdul and RamaSubbu SK for links.


How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?

By | May 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

How to Remove New Google Search Sidebar?If you are not a big fan of new Google Search sidebar (which was introduced recently), here are few simple scripts for Firefox and Google Chrome users to remove it.

Google Classic
Remove Google Sidebar

In addition: feel free to try Hide Google options add-on as well.

Via SmarterWare.


Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) GPU Powered Samples Demo

By | May 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

An interesting video, in which Microsoft employee demonstrates the difference between GPU (Internet Explorer 9) and non-GPU (Firefox, Chrome) powered web browsers.

Test drive site.


Firefox Crashing in Ubuntu?

By | May 4, 2010 | 13 Comments

Firefox Crashing in Ubuntu?Giorgio, the author of popular NoScript add-on for Firefox has warned its users that extension usage in Ubuntu 10.04 may cause crashes.

Although recently discovered bug should be fixed in the next Ubuntu update, developer suggests running the following command in your terminal for an immediate solution:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bryceharrington/purple && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade