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Firefox browser enters mainstream

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The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone recently with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

Firefox swings to the rescue

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Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser, is on a mission to keep the internet free.

Packetstorm in a teacup; Firefox still secure

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The first exploit for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was discovered by Packetstorm last week. However initial reports that Packetstorm's hack could completely disable Firefox seem grossly exaggerated.

The Firefox Hacks You Must Have

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With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do.

Firefox 1.5 anti-phishing toolbar update available

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Internet services company Netcraft Ltd. invites Firefox users who haven't yet tried the Netcraft Toolbar to install its latest version for Firefox 1.5 on any operating system.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

Firefox 1.5: Not Ready For Prime Time?

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Reviews

Firefox 1.5 has been out since November 29, 2005, and has garnered glowing reviews around the Internet. This is not one of them.

Open-Source Browser's New Version Comes Loaded With Options

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The Firefox Web browser hit a milestone last week with the release of version 1.5 in Mac, Windows and Linux flavors. It has graduated from its hacker roots and turned into a powerful, fast and easily customizable browser that anyone can use.

Fun with Firefox

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Firefox 1.5 is here. The lightweight browser that's been eating into Internet Explorer's mindshare has gotten even better. You can check out the PC Magazine Review for more details on what's new.

Discover Firefox Extensions

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Firefox works on virtually every platform, performs well, is far more secure than Internet Explorer, and provides best-of-breed features such as tabbed browsing, built-in pop-up blocking, and extensive support for World Wide Web standards. Better yet, Firefox can be souped-up with extensions that add features to the basic browsing experience.

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Red Hat Patch Warning

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  • Red Hat Will Revert Spectre Patches After Receiving Reports of Boot Issues
    Red Hat is releasing updates that are reverting previous patches for the Spectre vulnerability (Variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715) after customers complained that some systems were failing to boot. "Red Hat is no longer providing microcode to address Spectre, variant 2, due to instabilities introduced that are causing customer systems to not boot," the company said yesterday. "The latest microcode_ctl and linux-firmware packages are reverting these unstable microprocessor firmware changes to versions that were known to be stable and well tested, released prior to the Spectre/Meltdown embargo lift date on Jan 3rd," Red Had added.

Android Leftovers

Security: Updates, SOS Fund, IR, ME, and WPA

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Seeking SOS Fund Projects
    I’m spending some time over the next few days looking for the next round of projects which might benefit from an SOS Fund security audit.
  • Strong Incident Response Starts with Careful Preparation
    Through working every day with organizations’ incident response (IR) teams, I am confronted with the entire spectrum of operational maturity. However, even in the companies with robust IR functions, the rapidly evolving threat landscape, constantly changing best practices, and surplus of available tools make it easy to overlook important steps during planning. As a result, by the time an incident occurs, it’s too late to improve their foundational procedures.
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    Over time, Intel imposed the Management Engine on all Intel computers, removed the ability for computer users and manufacturers to disable it, and extended its control over the computer to nearly 100%. It even has access to the main computer's memory.
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    WPA2 is a security standard that governs what happens when you connect to a closed Wi-Fi network using a password. WPA2 defines the protocol a router and Wi-Fi client devices use to perform the “handshake” that allows them to securely connect and how they communicate. Unlike the original WPA standard, WPA2 requires implementation of strong AES encryption that is much more difficult to crack. This encryption ensures that a Wi-Fi access point (like a router) and a Wi-Fi client (like a laptop or phone) can communicate wirelessly without their traffic being snooped on.