To be fair, the latest versions of Internet Explorer aren’t nearly as bad as in the past but, still, doesn’t mean we can’t poke fun at it.Read More »
This is another wallpaper for Firefox fans, but a bit less creepy than the last one.Read More »
FinFisher spyware used by governments around the world is disguised as Firefox, and Mozilla is not happy about it
FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is a piece of malware developed by Gamma International and sold to governments of 36 different countries (the US included) to monitor the activities of computer users. The spyware was originally designed to aid with criminal investigations, but there have been reports that say it [...]Read More »
Funny drawing of Firefox vs Chrome… and Internet Explorer.Read More »
Love Firefox? Then you may want to check out this wallpaper.Read More »
Want to take a stab as to who Internet Explorer would be?Read More »
With semi-unique identifiers like IP address, the Internet was never intended to be a private place. However, privacy is a topmost priority for many web-goers. More specifically, many users are concerned about their surfing habits being tracked by websites and/or ad networks. Disconnect.me is looking to assist you in protecting [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has just announced the release of BitTorrent Surf, a sharing plugin that “brings BitTorrent to your browser.” Basically, BitTorrent Surf hopes to eliminate the need for a separate torrent client and make downloading easier.
In addition to making downloading content easier, BitTorrent is hoping that Surf will make discovering [...]Read More »
[Windows] Protect yourself from malware and malicious websites by running your browser in a sandbox with SecuBrowser
The traditional way to fight malware is to use an anti-virus (or anti-malware, if you prefer to call it that). A newer way to protect against malware that has emerged in the last decade or so is using a sandbox — isolating attack vectors (e.g. your browser) so even if [...]Read More »
Firefox is on Windows. Firefox is on Android. Firefox is in Linux. Firefox is in Mac OS X. Firefox, however, has yet to be released on iOS (a function-limited non-browser Firefox app was available on iOS last year but was pulled later by Mozilla) and now never will be released [...]Read More »
What is ‘Click-to-Play’ and how to enable it in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer [dotTech Explains]
Recently dotTech posted a joke about websites that start to randomly play videos or audios and how every web browser should have a feature to kill such websites. In the comments a dotTechie — Darcy — posted about very useful comment about using an addon in Firefox to block Flash [...]Read More »
Hackers successfully crack Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 7 at Pwn2Own hacker competition
Chrome OS may have survived a barrage of attacks at Pwnium 3 but Windows and Windows browsers have not been so lucky. At Pwn2Own, a hacker competition sponsored by HP, hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Chrome on Windows 7, and Firefox on [...]Read More »
So you thought you would be safer with Flash gone and HTML5 taking over? Generally speaking, you are probably right — but not in this particular situation. Computer science graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh has demonstrated a proof-of-concept that allows websites to download unlimited amounts of data to your computer… until your [...]Read More »
Almost in stride with its recent release of Firefox 19, Mozilla has announced the intention to block third-party cookies by default starting in Firefox 22.
Cookies are something that are stored on your computer by pretty much every website you visit. The purpose of cookies is to store varying amounts [...]Read More »
As mentioned earlier, starting in Firefox 19, Firefox has a native PDF reader. This means Firefox can view PDFs without you having to install a third-party add-on or program. Firefox’s PDF viewer is enabled by default. The issue is, some people may prefer their third-party PDF readers over Firefox’s built-in [...]Read More »
Another day, another Firefox release; this time it is Firefox 19.
On the whole, Firefox 19 doesn’t bring too many user-facing changes — except for one. Starting with v19, Firefox now has a built-in PDF viewer meaning you no longer need third-party programs/add-ons to view PDF files in Firefox. The [...]Read More »
[Firefox, Chrome] Resume unfinished YouTube videos from where you left off instead of from the beginning with Video Resumer
Have you ever been watching a YouTube video and had to stop in the middle of it? I know I have! Maybe it is because I have a short intention span and things distract me pretty easily. Regardless of the reason, I usually come back to the video later and [...]Read More »
When you think of ‘silent update’ for a program, what do you imagine? For me, a silent update is an update that happens behind-the-scenes with no acknowledgement from the user; an update that happens on its own and the user either never finds out or only finds out after the [...]Read More »
In today’s world, there are dozens upon dozens of web browsers out there, especially if you factor in browser apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. When looking at just desktop browsers, most of these dozens tend to be forks of the five major ones — Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, [...]Read More »
Firefox and Apple have blocked Java while U.S. Homeland Security recommends everyone disable it, because of vulnerabilities
Late last year Java was hit with multiple vulnerabilities one after another. Earlier this week another Java exploit was discovered, one that is being actively exploited on the internet by criminals. Due to Java’s seemingly endless security issues, and the fact that the latest exploit is being “massively exploited in [...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out and it comes with one new big feature: Facebook Messenger. Yes, you read it right — Facebook Messenger is now integrated as a native application in Firefox… no add-on required to use it! However, it can be a bit confusing as to how to turn on [...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out, brings new security feature to protect against outdated add-ons and Facebook integration
Mozilla continues to chug along the Firefox road with the release of Firefox 17. (Now I’m so used to writing this same line every few weeks, I cannot even think of something clever to say.)
As is typical of Firefox releases, most of the major changes/modifications are under-the-hood changes and [...]Read More »
Do Not Track is a semi-new feature in the digital world that allows users to tell advertisers to not track their online activity for the purposes of serving targeted/personalized ads. To use Do Not Track, it must be built into your internet browser and, thankfully, all four major browsers now [...]Read More »
Firefox is going to start forcing HTTPS usage for sensitive websites, to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks
After reading the title of this article, you must be thinking “sounds like what HTTPS Everywhere does”. No, not exactly.
You see there are some websites out there that use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), a protocol that forces browsers to default to HTTPS when connecting to the website in [...]Read More »
[Chrome, Firefox] Privacyfix allows you to control how Google, Facebook, and other websites track you
A decade ago the internet was just a tiny little speck and online privacy was not a huge issue. Your information was only in a few places and back then we were more careful with what we did. Plus the notion of online privacy wasn’t really popular. Now our information [...]Read More »
Remember that Firefox 16 vulnerability I posted about yesterday? Yeah, well, it has been fixed with the release of Firefox 16.0.1 — it is safe to upgrade now.
If you are curious as to what changes Firefox 16 brings over Firefox 15, there isn’t much for the end user; most [...]Read More »
Update: Firefox 16.0.1 is out now. See this article for more information.
As I was trolling the web to find interesting tidbits to share with dotTechies, I learned that Firefox 16 has been released. I set the story aside for publication later in the day. Once later in the day [...]Read More »
Last year dotTech reviewed an add-on called HTTPS Everywhere developed by the folks at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor Project. For those that aren’t familiar with it, HTTPS Everywhere forces the use of HTTPS (instead of HTTP) on websites, when available.
The kicker is HTTPS Everywhere needs to [...]Read More »
Sometimes websites have YouTube videos embedded, allowing you to watch the video(s) without having to go to YouTube’s website. However, what happens when you are simply given a link to a YouTube video, such as in an e-mail or on a website that doesn’t embed? In situations like these, yo [...]Read More »
In today’s bigger and faster world, we don’t want a website to load slow. YSlow will tell you if a website is slow and why. This addon is mostly directed to webmasters and hosts rather than the average Joe but it may still be fun to use if you are [...]Read More »
If you are a normal internet user, than you have a lot of passwords. QuickPasswords is a password manager that helps you remember and use all your passwords.
What is it and what does it do
QuickPasswords is an addon that builds upon Firefox’s default password manager by [...]Read More »
If you look at lots of articles on the web, often you don’t want to see content outside the article like the tabs, other articles, and what not. If you are this type of person, then Evernote Clearly is for you.
What is it and what does it do
Main [...]Read More »
If you use a lot of Google products then Google Shortcuts is for you. It lets you quickly get to all of your favorite Google sites.
What is it and what does it do
Google Shortcuts provides a toolbar or drop-down menu (you pick) that lets you quickly [...]Read More »
If you don’t like all of those annoying YouTube annotations that most YouTube producers love to add do their videos, then YouTube Hide Annotations is for you.
What is it and what does it do
This add-on lets you remove those pesky annotations without hassle.
- Gets rid