July 2010

Beware of Fake Update Page

Recently there has been a fake Firefox update page (see below) has been floating around the web. This page not only tells the user they are running an out-dated version of Firefox, but that they need to update Adobe Flash Player as well. There is a link to “update” Adobe Flash Player but this is actually a malicious link: The download starts automatically. Save and run it and you get a rogue antivirus product named “SecurityTool” which starts finding threats which aren’t there and demanding payment in order to remove them. With the recent increase in Firefox updates (especially for…

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Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released

Mozilla has released the second beta for Firefox 4.0. This release is being made available for testing purposes only, and is intended as a preview release for web application developers and the testing community. You can read more about this release on the Mozilla Blog, or at any of the following links: Read more about some of the major features in this beta Take a look at our big chart o’ technology that’s included in this beta Read the release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 2 Source: Mozilla Developers News

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Make Firefox a bit more netbook-friendly

” I’ve never exactly had a problem running the Firefox web browser on a netbook. But I do tend to disable a few toolbars so that the browser UI doesn’t take up too much screen real estate. When you’re using a 1024 x 600 pixel display, every pixel counts. One user has gone a few steps further and created a collection of 10 add-ons for Firefox designed to improve the experience of using the browser on netbooks with small screens and relatively slow processors…. “ Source: Netbook Optimization Kit makes Firefox a bit more netbook-friendly http://www.liliputing.com/2010/07/netbook-optimization-kit-makes-firefox-a-bit-more-netbook-friendly.html

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Firefox Release Recap: July Week 3

Just Released Firefox 3.5.11 – July 20, 2010 Firefox 3.6.7 – July 20, 2010 Firefox 3.6.8 – July 23, 2010 Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 4.0b2 – July 26, 2010 Tentative Future Release Firefox 3.5.12 – August 2010 Firefox 3.6.9 – August 2010 Firefox 4.0rc1 – October 2010 Tentative Firefox 4.0 – November 2010

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Firefox 3.6.8 Released

Just three days after the release of Firefox 3.6.7, Mozilla has pushed out Firefox 3.6.8 today. According to the release notes this release “Fixed a single stability issue affecting some pages containing plugins.” The current version of Firefox 3.5 still remains 3.5.11 as this issue only affected Firefox 3.6 release. Users should be prompted soon to update, but can obtain this update via Help the Menu and selecting Check For Updates… Source: Mozilla Developer’s News

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Firefox 4 Beta 2 Breaking Extensions

This recent news concerning the next Beta release of Firefox 4 which is due out either later today or Monday surprises me. While it is not unusual for developmental releases to break current extensions it seems odd that Mozilla would choose to do this during the Beta phase and this is going to break a lot more extensions than ‘normal’. Usually by the time a an upcoming major Firefox release reaches the beta phase major changes have already been implemented. However, Firefox 4 Betas are a little different than previous Betas. Prior releases were labeled as Firefox 3.7/Gecko 1.9.3 and…

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Firefox 3.5.11 Released

Firefox 3.5.11 was released on July 20. See complete Release Notes for full details. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates. Also, a reminder from Mozilla Developer Network, If you’re still using Firefox 3.0.x, this version is no longer supported and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to Firefox 3.5 by downloading Firefox 3.5.11 from here

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Firefox 3.6.7 Released

Mozilla has released the fifth (there was no Firefox 3.6.1 or 3.6.5) update for Firefox 3.6.7 on July 20. This update included 126 bug fixes, this release patches 14 security vulnerabilities, 8 labeled as critical. Users should be prompted soon to update, but can obtain this update via Help the Menu and selecting Check For Updates…For complete list of changes and more information, please see the Firefox 3.6.7 Release Notes. Source: Mozilla Links

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