Firefox dropped below 10% share value according to NetMarketshare

NetMarketshare released their latest Browser market share analysis. It looks bad for Firefox, really bad - but what are the reasons? Overview Firefox had a market share of 12.63% in June 2017 according to Netmarketshare and even managed to rise above the 13% mark in 2017 before its share fell to 9.92% in May 2018.... Continue Reading →

How to Disable Sponsored Ads in Firefox

Firefox’s recent update to version 60 and it started displaying sponsored ads whenever you open a new tab. Some users may not mind seeing these ads, but others want them gone yesterday. Don’t worry if you don’t get along with technology, as the steps to disable sponsored ads are quick and easy. Disabling Sponsored Ads... Continue Reading →

Firefox DNSSEC feature (DNS over HTTPS)

Firefox seems to work now together with Cloudflare, in order to get your data. What Mozilla calls 'DNS over HTTPS' is simply another term for DNSSEC which signs the queries so that an attacker can't see which domain you're visiting, on paper this sounds good. Firefox nightly and network.trr.mod about:config It's unclear if the new entry gets... Continue Reading →

Happy B-day: Mozilla Turns Twenty Years Old

March 31, 1998 was the day when everything officially started. I say happy B-day Mozilla, better late than never I guess.  Netscape Navigator Two announcements had been made by Netscape Communications Corporation back in January 22nd, 1998. The first was that its Netscape Communicator client software and its Netscape Navigator browser were being made available free... Continue Reading →

Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 is out

Mozilla just released another bugfix release which fixes several issues reported within the official bugtracker. Download You get the update via the internal update mechanism or you can download it manually via the secured ftp server over here. Changelog The full changelog is as always available over here. Invalid page rendering with hardware acceleration enabled... Continue Reading →

Thunderbird 60 Beta 1 is out

Together with the bugfix release of Firefox Mozilla also rolled out another Thunderbird build version 60 brings several calendar improvements among other changed things like the ability to compress the folders even if you're online which can reduce the database size. Download If you're a beta tester you already should see the update via the... Continue Reading →

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.7.0 with security fixes and two other minor changes

Mozilla released another Thunderbird update which fixes various security problems. Among this important change the eMail-Client also got two other minor fixes which fixes a search problem reported via the Bugtracker and a Yahoo related problem to display a better error message in order something went wrong. Download You can revive the update within the... Continue Reading →

Firefox 60 might get the ability to send all DNS queries to Cloudflare

What Martin Brinkmann didn't wrote in his post is that Firefox 60 new possible feature isn't there to secure the browser, it's there to submit the telemetry directly to Cloudflare which is a in my eyes a no-go. This would act like a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) in order to collect which pages you visited and would... Continue Reading →

Mozilla Firefox 59.0.1 – Security Bugfix release

Mozilla just released a security bugfix release straight after the final release. The new version fixes several security related issue discovered  originally by the Pwn2Own conference. This release is only a bugfix release and doesn't offer anything new or changed compared to the 59.0.0 release. Mozilla is also going to fix a security problem which... Continue Reading →

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