In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000. Therefore, it will likely increase Firefox security, as developers are keen on finding and reporting new security vulnerabilities.
In addition, company has announced that this offer not only includes Firefox, but also Firefox Mobile web browser.
It looks like Mozilla has decided to remove and block “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on from addons.mozilla.org website after its review. In addition, blocklist will ask users for such extension uninstallation. Before deletion, add-on was already downloaded 1,800 times and is used by 334 people daily.
US Bank Chase has decided to stop supporting Opera and Chrome web browsers, implying security issues and low popularity.
Therefore, people who use browsers other than: Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 2.0 and higher or Safari 3.0 and higher (for Mac systems only), may not be able to access Chase web site.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Opera Software has released a security update for Opera 10.5 web browser that fixes a total of 5 vulnerabilities.
Prevented Opera from being used as a vector for a font issue in the underlying operating system, as reported by Microsoft’s security team
Fixed an extremely severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a highly severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a moderately severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
Fixed a less severe issue; details will be disclosed at a later date.
HTC Corporation has confirmed earlier reported browser privacy issue and is working already to fix it. Company has also released an official statement that suggest phone storage formatting. Here it is:
There appears to be an issue with HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo and maybe other devices that run Sense UI.
BGR reports browser privacy bug, where phone would periodically make a screenshot of the contents of your web browser and never delete it.
Furthermore, deleting browser history or even hard-resetting device will still leave those JPEG files in place.
If you want to get rid of them now, navigate to emmc folder and seek for .bookmark_thumb1, that’s where those files are placed.
• Windows Phone 7 to Feature Upgradeable Internet Explorer
With many mobile web browser choices floating around, Internet Explorer is certainly not one of them.
• Synchronize Between Firefox and iPhone with Firefox Home
Mozilla has recently announced an upcoming project that is “Firefox Home”.
• Google Releases Chrome 5 Stable
Few days ago, Google has released the final version of Google Chrome 5 web browser, tagged as version 5.0.375.55, for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading
Now 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.