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Mozilla Sunbird Finally Approaches 1.0

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Moz/FF After about five years of development, the Mozilla Sunbird 1.0 is nearly ready to fly out the door. The 1.0 beta made its way to the servers this week, and Mozilla’s calendaring app is almost gold.

Replacing iTunes: a Songbird Review

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Moz/FF Over the years, iTunes has been accepted as a necessary evil between media players. However, the open source project called Songbird, ever since its conception, has been providing some stiff competition for iTunes.

17 Cool Firefox about:config Tricks

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Moz/FF about:config page contains most of Firefox configuration options as you know.So it is the most powerful and effective way to tweak and enhance your Firefox experience. Here is 17.

Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

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  • Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

  • Chromfox Extreme 3 Makes Firefox Look Like Google Chrome
  • Mozilla: Well positioned against Google, Microsoft, and Apple
  • First Look at Firefox 4.0 Design Mockups
  • Better Mouse Scrolling In Firefox With SmoothWheel

Seven Tools for Making Firefox Jump Through Hoops

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Moz/FF I’m now an avid Firefox user. It took me a long time to give up my treasured Maxthon, an Internet Explorer shell that I truly loved. Here are a few of the cooler Firefox add-ons I’m using. Give them a whirl and let me know what you think.

Firefox 3.0.12 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from

First Look: Firefox 3.7’s New Design

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Moz/FF It hasn’t even been a month since Firefox 3.5 was released to the masses, but Mozilla is already hard at work on Firefox 3.7.

Buffer overflow in Firefox 3.5.1 not exploitable

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Moz/FF In the last few days, there have been several reports (including one via SANS) of a bug in Firefox related to handling of certain very long Unicode strings. While these strings can result in crashes of some versions of Firefox, the reports by press and various security agencies have incorrectly indicated that this is an exploitable bug.

Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too

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Moz/FF A medium-large bit of news this week is a potentially serious exploit in the shiny new freshly-released Firefox 3.5, which was released, discovered, and fixed nearly all at the same time. Another open source security success story! Except for one thing-- no one bothered to report if this dastardly flaw affects Linux.

It Can Now be Cheaper to Shop Using Firefox

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Moz/FF It can now be cheaper to shop using Firefox. Vouchers.Im Indicator for Firefox is a new add-on which will keep consumers aware of all promotions and discounts available on the websites they visit.

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  • Researchers poke hole in custom crypto built for Amazon Web Services
    Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, academic researchers recently uncovered a potentially serious weakness in an early version of the code library protecting Amazon Web Services. Ironically, s2n, as Amazon's transport layer security implementation is called, was intended to be a simpler, more secure way to encrypt and authenticate Web sessions. Where the OpenSSL library requires more than 70,000 lines of code to execute the highly complex TLS standard, s2n—short for signal to noise—has just 6,000 lines. Amazon hailed the brevity as a key security feature when unveiling s2n in June. What's more, Amazon said the new code had already passed three external security evaluations and penetration tests.
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  • Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers
    Malicious attacks on shoppers increased 40% on Cyber Monday in 2013 and 2014, according to, an anti-malware and spyware company, compared to the average number of attacks on days during the month prior. Other cybersecurity software providers have identified the December holiday shopping season as the most dangerous time of year to make online purchases. “The attackers know that there are more people online, so there will be more attacks,” said Christopher Budd, Trend Micro’s global threat communications manager. “Cyber Monday is not a one-day thing, it’s the beginning of a sustained focus on attacks that go after people in the holiday shopping season.”

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