This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.
Codenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.
With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.
Launches more “Are We” web sites.
As you might know, Mozilla has a couple of sites that help users to tracks Firefox’s progress, such as:
Now, it looks like the open source organization will be extending its portfolio with a couple more gems, those include:
Just slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.
Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
During the CTIA Wireless show, Myriam Joire from Engadget has had a chance to sit with Mozilla’s Chief of Innovation, Todd Simpson, and chat about the company and its future.
What is it all about? Windows Phone, Gecko and … Firefox version numbering!
Following Microsoft’s lead to bring the consistent UI experience across a variety of different devices with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, Mozilla has combined its desktop and mobile UI teams to create the uniform look.
It doesn’t exactly help to compete when you release updates only once in two years and according to the recently published roadmap, things aren’t about to change.
A HTML5 based game.
Just to show us, how powerful the new web standards can be and what they hold for the future, Mozilla has teamed up with the Little Workshop studios to develop a HTML5 adventure game, which as you might have guessed, runs in your web browser.