A YouTuber has taken it into his hands to resolve the silent war over battery life benchmarks currently raging between Microsoft, Google, and Opera.
During the past month, both Google and Mozilla developers have added support in their respective browsers for "headless mode," a mechanism that allows browsers to run silently in the OS background and with no visible GUI.
Mozilla launched today Firefox Focus for Android, a brand new mobile browser for Android that comes with a stripped down minimal interface, a built-in ad blocker, and an always-on "private browsing" mode.
Mozilla released yesterday version 54 of the Firefox browser, which has expanded the multi-process feature from two to five processes (one for the UI, four for browser content).
Starting with the release of Firefox 55, the Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox will be set to "Ask to Activate" by default for all users.
HoeflerText Font Pack social engineering attack has expanded to now include the Firefox browser as one of its targets. Not paying attention and installing its payload will lead to the Zeus Panda banking Trojan being installed on a victim's computer.
Mozilla is expected to officially release Firefox 53 later today, but the Firefox 53 installer is already available on Mozilla's FTP servers, just in case some users can't wait to get their hands on the new release.
Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are vulnerable to a new variation of an older attack that allows phishers to register and pass fake domains as the websites of legitimate services, such as Apple, Google, eBay, and others.
With the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update and Edge 40 (EdgeHTML 15), Microsoft has released a new battery usage test that, naturally, trashes the company's competition.
Mozilla engineers are working on a new section in the browser's preferences that will let users control the browser's performance.