When it comes down to website security, something as simple as a slight out of date script can cause absolute havoc to your entire online presence – and with that in mind Mozilla has released Observatory – a new tool which aims to provide free website security scans so that webmasters can assess their own security . Observatory works by performing ...
Mozilla has decided to join in on the stabbing death of Flash across the Internet as they announce that starting in August Mozilla will block non-essential Flash content within Firefox. Which content specifically will be blocked can be seen in the following blocklist published on Github. Mozilla will expand this list over time, before finally making all Flash content click-to-activate in 2017. ...
WebAssembly, announced last year in June, is a phenomenal effort put together by the W3C, and backed by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari browsers, to develop a binary format for web-based applications. According to the WebAssembly design guidelines, the new file format would allow developers to compile their “code” to a binary, which will then be executed inside ...
Some rather unfortunate news broke out this week. Mozilla is looking to dump Thunderbird. See Thunderbird is, in my eyes, a perfect alternative to Microsoft Outlook. In all my past experiences Thunderbird has been faster, smoother, and less resource intensive. Furthermore thanks to extensions – Thunderbird has been a-lot more flexible and customizable – because who doesn’t love theme’d email clients. ...
Google kicked off the migration away from HTTP to HTTPS for most webmasters; and Mozilla aims to put the finishing fork into HTTP by announcing a new program which will essentially force webmasters onto HTTPS or else risk loosing various browser features. Removing features from the non-secure web will likely cause some sites to break. So we will have to monitor the ...
As I booted up my tablet this morning and browsed through the Google Play Store I noticed something pretty awesome. The download counter for Mozilla Firefox has surpassed 1.5 million downloads. Late last week Mozilla wrote on their blog that they have surpassed 100 million downloads – and it seems that number skyrocketed some-more over the weekend (with 1,688,753 downloads at ...
While I can run Safari, Chrome, Opera, and a plethora of other browsers on my iPhone – Mozillas Firefox has sadly always been missing from the iOS suite of devices. Android users got Firefox back in 2011, Apple users however have been waiting this whole time. In the past Mozilla never seemed to wish to handle the hurdles set forth ...
As the interweb slowly moves over to HTTPS from the standard HTTP a new venture between Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, Cisco, the University of Michigan and IdenTrust has formed Lets Encrypt – a new authority out to attempt to completely eliminate the headaches and costs associated with the switch. See switching your website over to SSL has several concerns associated with it. ...
Google Chrome obviously defaults to their own Google search engine. Internet Explorer defaults to the Bing search engine. So it was only appropriate that Mozilla default to a search engine that wasn’t their direct competitor – i.e. Google. As of yesterday night Mozilla has made Yahoo the new default search engine for the Firefox browser. “Today, I’m thrilled to announce ...
As announced last week the Firefox Developer Edition browser has been released today by the Mozilla Foundation – and upon downloading it the first thing you’re bound to notice is how much more developer friendly things look. The browser boasts a new minimalistc, dark UI which matches well with whatever IDE you also have open. No worries – if you ...
10 years ago today Mozilla released the very first version of the Firefox browser – and as such may very well have started the open source browser revolution. While Google Chrome does hold the top spot in the browser popularity wars; Firefox is is on the forefront of fighting for an open web and user security. In-fact even on their birthday ...
While I don’t normally post browser updates here, I would like to make sure that my visitors try their best to keep their browser versions up to date. Luckily, based on my Google Analytics, only about 2-3% of you are still using an out-dated browser – which I can understand as some places still force you to work on extremely ...