Firefox 2.0.0.12 to Fix Chrome Protocol Directory Traversal Vulnerability

By | January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

Firefox 2.0.0.12The upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.12 release will fix this flaw. It affects extensions (more than 600) which are installed as a set of uncompressed files instead of widely used .jar files.

Issue
A vulnerability in the chrome protocol scheme allows directory traversal when a “flat” add-on is present resulting in potential information disclosure.

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14 Popular Web Browsers Toolbars Reviewed

By | January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

Randfish from SEOMoz.org reviewed a total of 14 popular web browsers toolbars. Review includes: “The Google Toolbar”, “The Yahoo! Toolbar”, “The Microsoft Live Search Toolbar”, “The Ask.com Toolbar” and more.

Click to read “14 Popular Browser Toolbars Reviewed – The Worthwhile and the Worthless” article by randfish.

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Netscape Navigator – Alive Again?

By | January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Netscape Navigator - Alive Again?Is it? Not really. However, some time ago AOL announced that they will stop Netscape Navigator support after February 1’st… Well, things changed a bit, they’ve decided to “extend” its support for one more month (March 1’st).

As it says in their blog post:

Mozilla, Flock and AOL are working together to provide tools to ease the migration of existing Netscape browser users to our recommended Flock and Firefox alternatives. Both Flock and Firefox are built on the same Mozilla Firefox codebase.

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Mouseless Browsing with Firefox

By | January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mouseless Browsing with FirefoxIf you are using a laptop most of your time, don’t have any mouse plugged and have to use a touch pad (which is not so comfortable) you may find this Firefox add-on (by Rudolf Noe) very useful.

What does it do?

Mouseless Browsing (MLB) means id-based browsing. Major goal of this extension is to enable browsing only by using the numpad keys…

Interesting? You can read more about it and download here.

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What Just Happened?

By | January 26, 2008 | 4 Comments

Favorite BrowserLong time ago I was talking about FavBrowser.com upgrade. So here it is :-)

Changelog?
First of all, WordPress was upgraded from 2.2 to 2.3. Although the only most visible change which you will notice is “Tag Cloud”.
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My.Opera.com January, 2008 Update

By | January 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

My Opera community portal just received a nice update which includes reconstructed account pages, new icon (still with old and not realistic shadow technique) and more. Check the complete list of changes here.

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Opera Mini 4 Servers Upgrade

By | January 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

This upgrade includes lots of performance improvements (overall performance improved by 70%) to make your web browsing experience even more pleasant.

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Opera Browser, Iphone Edition

By | January 10, 2008 | 27 Comments

Opera Browser, Iphone EditionWith the recent Opera 9.5 SDK for devices release and upcomming iPhone SDK, does that makes it possible?

Check “Opera Browser Coming To The iPhone” video and you decide.

Did he just said “Yes!”? No, that was just the end of conversation (or do they just want you to think so?). Not in the near future. I bet that we will see more information regarding Opera for iPhone in the upcoming months. And who knows, maybe at the end of the year, you will be reading FavBrowser.com on your iPhone using Opera ;-) Continue Reading

Mozilla Receives a New CEO

By | January 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Receives a New CEOYes, I bet you’ve already heard that.

Here’s a great quote from Mitchell’s blog post:

Once I allowed myself to think about this I realized that John will be a better CEO for the MoCo going forward than I would be. I’m sure that I was the right person for this role during the first years of MoCo; I’m equally sure that John is the best person for this role in the future.

As a result I’ve asked John to take on the role of CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, and John has agreed.

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2007 December Browsers Market Share Results

By | January 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

2007 December Browsers Market Share Results It’s time for the December, 2007 web browsers market share report. See November stats here.
As you will see in this graph, there are some noticeable changes for the Opera web browsers. Not sure why, but both of them (Opera and Opera Mini) got slightly different values than they should. It’s the second month, so not sure if it’s a bug. However, we have keep going and post what we know.

Yet another bad month for the Internet Explorer. This time it felt from 77.35% to 76.04% (1.31% decrease).

Firefox market share continues growing and might reach 20% very soon, they have increased its market share by 0.79%: from 16.01% to 16.80%. Continue Reading