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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?

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Browser Tips and Tricks

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.

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Browser Security

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.

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Browser World

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. uhoh

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Official Mozilla Logo. Picture Source: Mozilla
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Browser

Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 is out

Mozilla just released another bugfix release which fixes several issues reported within the official bugtracker.

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Software

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.

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Software

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.

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Browser Security

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 reveal a lot of more information to Mozilla than Google ever did in Chrome.

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Browser

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.

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