A zero-day exploit that unmasks Tor users via a Firefox bug has been discovered with evidence that it’s already been used to target people. Mozilla and Tor have acknowledged the vulnerability and are working on a patch.
Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla have all laid out their timelines for ending support for the SHA-1 hashing algorithm because its security is now fundamentally broken. Websites have until around February to get updated.
Mozilla is currently working on a fresh new browser engine for Firefox called Quantum. It replaces the old Gecko engine that has been around since 1997 and will support new technologies and hardware from the ground up.
Mozilla launched on Wednesday three new experiments for its Test Pilot program for Firefox. These include a screenshot tool and a picture-in-picture tool. The company is also bringing Tracking Protection to the main browsing window.
Firefox 49 has been released with improvements to Reader Mode and multi-process support, which is being rolled out to more users, and also sees the end of Firefox Hello. The Android version has added offline viewing.
Mozilla reports that Firefox Hello will be discontinued in September with the release of Firefox 49. It was based on WebRTC for secure chats on web pages, supporting both voice and video communications. Firefox Hello made its debut in late…
Splitting up the user interface and browser functionality from the content it displays is a major feature of Firefox 48. Now that it's coming into play, it could be the end of single tabs crashing your browser or locking up your PC.
Mozilla's Dave Herman recently said that Firefox 48 will have a media parser derived from the Rust programming language, replacing the current C++ version. Rust is billed as the best C++ alternative, offering better memory "Safety,"