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Just a month after shipping version 73 of its Firefox browser, Mozilla has released version 74 with a range of privacy and security enhancements. These include a privacy tweak to the way it handles the WebRTC multimedia streaming protocol. Mozilla had promised some of its changes months or even years ago, but an unexpected addition...
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Mozilla has said it plans to make a privacy technology called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) the default setting for US users of Firefox within weeks. As our previous coverage explains, DoH encrypts Domain Name System (DNS) queries, which browsers use to resolve website addresses to their underlying numeric IP addresses. Normally, these requests are sent in the...
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Firefox version 73 has only been out for a week but already Mozilla has had to update it to version 73.0.1 to fix a range of browser problems and crashes, including when running on Linux machines. The list of issues is surprisingly long for a point release but, in most cases, the issues only happen...
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Mozilla’s own “patch Tuesday” for Firefox happened this week. Rather than patching once a calendar month, Mozilla goes for every sixth Tuesday – or every 42 days, which we call Fortytwosday in a hat-tip to HHGttG. This update takes the regular build of Firefox to 73.0, while the long-term release, which includes security fixes but...
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Both Chrome and Firefox administrators have had to take action recently to halt the spread of malware via extensions and add-ons. Google developer advocate Simeon Vincent explained over the weekend that the Chrome Web Store team detected an increase in fraudulent activity earlier in the month attempting to exploit users of the popular browser. “Due...
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Just two days after releasing Firefox 72, Mozilla has issued an update to patch a critical zero-day flaw. According to an advisory on Mozilla’s website, the issue identified as CVE-2019-17026 is a type confusion bug affecting Firefox’s IonMonkey JavaScript Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler. Simply put, a JIT compiler takes JavaScript source code, as you’ll find in most...
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