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More Delays For Firefox 4 Feature Freeze Release

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conceivablytech.com: It appears as if Mozilla will not be able to finalize the crucial Firefox 4 Beta 7 release this month. Once more, Mozilla is delaying the release of the Beta that will have all features of the final version of Firefox 4.

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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computerworld.com: They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

Firefox 4 struggling to reach finishing line

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pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla may release an eighth beta of Firefox 4 before heading to Release Candidate, as the open-source developer struggles to get the new browser out of the door.

An Early Look At Firefox 4

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conceivablytech.com: It is not really a big secret anymore that Mozilla is working on getting its Firefox 4 browser out the door, and we have had plenty of betas (six so far) of the evolving new browser. Here is our first impression.

Firefox 4 beta 7 dev going slow, RC1 not due until late October

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zdnet.com: The Mozilla team is making progress on the next generation of Firefox but it may not be ready for prime time until the holiday season.

Mozilla Joins OIN

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  • Firefox maker Mozilla joins Linux group with IBM, Red Hat
  • Mozilla Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee

Firefox, Free my memory

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jeff.ecchi.ca/blog: My fellow Antistress argued that I should be going back from Chromium to Firefox today. I replied, “Only when it starts up in less than 3 seconds and frees my memory when closing tabs”.

Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On

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ghacks.net: The free Firefox add-on Pixel Grabber makes it dead easy to take screenshots in the browser. How does it work? Simply right-click on a page, or click on the status bar icon to grab a screenshot of the whole page, custom or visible area.

Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore

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mozillalinks.org: If you tend to have a large number of tabs open at a time, get ready to experiment considerably faster session restores thanks to cascaded session restore (CSR), an optimized approach that loads a limited number of tabs at a time (3 by default) when Firefox restarts.

Firefox 4 Preview - Foxy, sharp and fast!

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dedoimedo.com: Greetings, children of the Internets! Mozilla is about to unleash their fourth major release of Firefox, the highly popular web browser that has started the revolution and torn the supremacy away from Internet Explorer.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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