Update Your Firefox Now: Mozilla Just Patched a ‘Critical’ Security Flaw

Firefox version 57, otherwise known as Firefox Quantum, has done wonderful things to help get Mozilla’s open-source web browser back in shape, but along the way, the company has made a few mistakes. One of the biggest of Mozilla’s recent flubs was an exploit hidden in Firefox’s user interface code that made it possible to for an attacker to run unsanitised HTML on a user’s computer. Read More >>

Firefox May Soon Start Publicly Shaming Sites With Crappy Security

In the constant battle to ensure your privacy online, there are some precautions you can take to protect yourself, such as avoiding clicking random links and using different passwords for every site. But other measures require some help from the websites you visit, and based on a hidden option found in the latest Firefox beta, Mozilla may start publicly shaming websites that are still clinging on to HTTP. Read More >>

After Blowback, Firefox Will Move Mr. Robot Extension to Store

This week, Mozilla slipped a browser extension that promoted Mr. Robot into Firefox. The goal was to give Firefox users access to an alternate reality game tied to the end of the show’s third season, but because Firefox didn’t initially offer any explanation for the sudden appearance of the extension, nicknamed Looking Glass, many users worried that spyware had been installed in their browsers. Read More >>

Mozilla Slipped a ‘Mr. Robot’-Promo Plugin into Firefox and Users Are Not Happy

Mozilla sneaked a browser plugin that promotes Mr. Robot into Firefox—and managed to upset a bunch of its privacy-conscious users in the process. Read More >>

How to Switch Browsers Without Losing Everything

Impressed with the new spit and polish of Firefox Quantum? Or ready to return to the warm embrace of Safari? We now carry so much of our digital lives around with us in our browsers that switching isn’t all that straightforward—here’s how to make sure you take everything with you when you jump from one to the other. Read More >>

New Firefox Defaults to Google, Ends Friendship With Yahoo

Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum browser launched on Wednesday, and there’s a lot to like about it. One change you might notice right away is that it now defaults to the Google search engine instead of Yahoo. Mozilla is framing this as doing the right thing for its users, but in reality it may just be taking advantage of a really bad deal that Yahoo signed. Read More >>

8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Web Browser Less Annoying

The simple HTML websites of old knew their place in your browser, but today’s sites are bursting with video, audio, and notifications that can be a constant distraction. Read More >>

What the Hell Happened to Mozilla and Firefox?

Mozilla has a new logo, the latest step in the plan the company announced last year to rebrand itself in an effort to stay relevant despite plunging usage of its key product: the internet browser Firefox. Somewhere out there is a designer who still uses Adobe Pagemaker and is very proud of their work on this logo. Read More >>

The Most Useful Firefox Extensions Ever Made

Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has been attracting third-party developers in their droves. The add-ons and plug-ins are what make Firefox the powerhouse browser it is, and these are some of the very best you can install. Read More >>

How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You 

The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that’s more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in the world, but they collect a tonne of other data too, such as where your mouse is hovering and when you launch a private browser window. Here’s a way to find out exactly what you’re leaking. Read More >>

Firefox’s Super-Private Browser Is Obvious, and That’s Why I Like It

Without the aid of specialised tools, everything you do online (and plenty of things you don’t realised you’re doing) is being tracked. Desktop browsers have the benefit of extensions and add-ons that block pages from tracking you, but mobile browsers tend to be a little less advanced. That’s what makes Focus, Firefox’s privacy-forward iOS browser, so refreshing. Read More >>

Firefox Experiments With Archived Web Pages to Replace Crappy 404 Errors

Users of the new feature-testing version of Mozilla's Firefox are now being treated to an extra bit of help when trying to track down incriminating things that have been deleted from the web -- links to automatically trawled copies of broken pages from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Read More >>

Firefox Will Start Aggressively Blocking Pointless Flash

Flash is an lingering remnant of an older internet that’s basically been on life support for years now. It’s buggy, insecure, sucks the soul out of your battery, and honestly you should’ve disabled Flash by now anyway. But Firefox will soon be pulling the plug for you. Read More >>

Four Easy Tricks to Make Firefox Run Faster

Mozilla Firefox was helping web users avoid Internet Explorer long before Google Chrome arrived, and it’s still going strong. Like all apps though, it can slow down over time. Here are four quick ways you can try to get the spring back in Firefox’s step. Read More >>