Tag Archives: Firefox

Mozilla Offers $5,000 of reward for bypassing Firefox protection

Firefox offers for bypassing protection

Mozilla announced the expansion of the vulnerability bounty program with a new category. Now researchers will be paid not only for the bugs themselves, but also for techniques to bypass defense mechanisms. In material terms, Mozilla is offering a $5,000 reward for bypassing Firefox protection. Let me remind you that …

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Microsoft Edge overtook Mozilla Firefox in popularity

Microsoft Edge overtook Firefox

According to NetMarketShare, Microsoft Edge is now overtook Mozilla Firefox in popularity. This makes Edge the second desktop browser in the world, although Google Chrome still leads with a huge margin and currently occupies 68.5% of the market. This month, Edge first surpassed Firefox in popularity and market share. Even …

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Mozilla extends bug bounty program and increases rewards

Mozilla extends bug bounty

In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of the Firefox browser, Mozilla announced that it is expanding its bug bounty program to include a number of new sites and services. In addition, the amount of rewards for some types of bugs was doubled and even tripled. “Mozilla was one of the …

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Chrome and Firefox developers save users from intrusive messages

Chrome and Firefox developers plan to change the mechanics of notifications that sites send to visitors. Creators of browsers will save users from intrusive messages. In the nearest future, both browsers will hide the default alerts, and users who want to receive them will have to enable the function separately. …

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BSI considers Firefox the most secure browser

Firefox is the most secure browser

The Firefox browser, according to the BSI report, meets all modern security requirements and surpasses Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer in this regard. Firefox is by far the most secure browser. This conclusion was reached by specialists of the German Federal Information Security Administration (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, …

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PDFex attack extracts data from encrypted PDF files

PDFex Extracts Data from PDF

A joint group of researchers from the Ruhr University and Munster University introduced the PDFex attack, which can be used to extract and steal data from encrypted PDF files, sometimes even without user interaction. The attack successfully works against 27 solutions for viewing PDF, including popular products such as Adobe …

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Apple restricts Safari ad blockers, but no one pays attention

Apple restricts ad blockers

The publication in ZDNet drew attention to the fact that amid a flurry of criticism that hit Google because of Manifest v3, the situation around Apple looks pretty interesting. The fact is that Apple limited the work of blockers and other extensions in Safari, but no one was indignant at …

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Following Chrome, Firefox will mark all HTTP-pages as “unsafe”

Firefox will mark all HTTP-pages as “unsafe”

Following Google, Mozilla decided to display insecure icons on all HTTP sites downloaded by Firefox. New changes will affect Firefox 70 version, it is scheduled for release in October 2019. Previously, these icons were displayed only on sites that contain forms or login fields. According to Mozilla, since more than …

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