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.
A new adware family named Crusader will rewrite tech support phone numbers returned in Google search results, display ads, and show popups pushing tech support scams.
As everyone kind of expected, Google Chrome, the world's leading browser with a comfortable market share of above 50%, is also the most installed software package.
LastPass says it patched one of two separate bugs that affected its Chrome and Firefox browser extensions, which if exploited, would have allowed a third-party to extract passwords from users visiting a malicious website.
The developer of Oil and Gas International (OGI), a Texas-based website for petroleum industry news, has filed a complaint on the Mozilla bug tracker, accusing Firefox of wrongly labeling his website as insecure.
Mozilla engineers released Firefox 52.0.1 to patch a security flaw that came to light last Friday, in the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking contest.
In the midst of the WikiLeaks Vault 7 data dump, Mozilla quietly released Firefox 52, which has officially become the first web browser to support the new WebAssembly standard.
Mozilla engineers are testing three new features called Containers, SnoozeTabs, and Pulse, which, if users react positively, might find their way inside Firefox, in upcoming versions.
The way in which Firefox caches intermediate CA certificates allows a third-party to deduce various details about website visitors and also link advertising profiles to private browsing sessions.
Over the coming year, Firefox will be putting the finishing touches on a plan it set in motion in 2015, which was to replace the aging Add-ons API with a new system called WebExtensions, based on the same extensions API used by Chromium browsers such as Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera, and others.
Starting with the release of Firefox 54, the Rust programming language will take a bigger role in the Firefox browser, as more and more components will work on top of this new technology developed in the past years by the Mozilla Research team.
Starting with March 7, when Mozilla is scheduled to release Firefox 52, all plugins built on the old NPAPI technology will stop working in Firefox, except for Flash, which Mozilla plans to support for a few more versions.
"Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft's)." This is how Robert "Roc" O'Callahan, a former Mozilla bigwig engineer started a blog post today, in which he details a long list of issues that antivirus software have caused to browser vendors.
Mozilla will release later today Firefox 51, the latest version of its famous browser, which will include a series of small upgrades, but which will make a difference in the long run.