Mozilla Working To Rid MiTM Attacks In Firefox 32

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The latest browser update from Mozilla, Firefox 32, comes with additional public-key pinning support. The new feature is aimed at minimizing man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks, as well as the use of rogue certificates. The new version also brings patches for many of the security vulnerabilities faced until now.

The key pinning provision has been introduced to make sure that people browsing the web get where they need to. This is commonly not the case – fake sites hosting malware show up in the browser window. From now on, site operators will be able to specify the authorities which issued them the relevant certificates. They wouldn’t have to settle for built-in root certificates that come with the version of Firefox the user has.

The browser checks the certificate chain from the site against previously verified ones, and in the case of a match, the lock icon stays as normal. Otherwise you get a pinning error while you try entering the site. A company spokesperson said this error could also happen if the certificate authority wrongly issues a certificate. This is the most effective way yet, of adding security to the way sites put out their TLS.

There is basic Mozilla Firefox support for limited pinned domains in the browser, and this includes their official domain, as well as Twitter. Further releases will bring support for Chromium, Tor and Dropbox pinsets, among others.

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Version 32 effectively requires that acceptable CA’s must concur with the time the pinned domain was built. You have the pinning feature enabled by default. Many sites are putting it out that they offer support for an extension for HTTP, which Firefox is planning to use soon. Firefox also fixes two other vital use-after-free errors. Their security team discovered a use-after-free using the Address Sanitizer tool. This was found while accessing SVG content using DOM with animating SVG content. The browser crashed when something like this happened.

The remaining flaw which the update fixed, involves a use-after-free during text layout, with the text direction setting enabled. The problem this error causes is that the code is executed randomly. Firefox 32 also deals with a few memory bugs, as well as three minor security holes.

That was some information on Mozilla Firefox support for pinned domains in their latest browser update. Check out other posts here for more information on the same.

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What To Do When Mozilla Firefox Runs Slow In Windows 7

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As we know, Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser that is available in a wide range of platforms. The web browser has several advanced set of features and has a community-based approach which is unique to Mozilla alone. Over the years, Mozilla Firefox has enjoyed a wide popularity and has a lot of users.

Although Mozilla Firefox is one of the fastest and most intelligent browsers available, with extended functionality due to the wide range of available extensions, Firefox starts running slow over time. There can be several different reasons behind the slow web browsing experience, and systematically figuring out the cause is the first step of finding a solution. Some of the possible reasons for slow performance of Mozilla Firefox are faulty registry keys that cause errors with File association or faulty performance of add-ons. Contact our Mozilla Firefox Help in order to gain further information on the same.

Here’s what you can do to speed up Firefox web browser in case you feel the web browser has become considerably slower and is even slowing down the PC system.

  • Download and use third-party software in order to scan the system registry. Such software are capable of deleting all the unwanted registry entries and also make changes to bad file keys. Once you use good registry cleaner software, you will see an appreciable improvement in the performance of the system.

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  • Clean the system cache of Firefox. Make sure that you have saved all the relevant data and have closed the session before you do so. Firefox and other software develop a huge system cache over time. Deleting the cache will delete any saved password you have. However, you will see an appreciable improvement in speed.
  • Delete the browser history files including every single entry. Half of the data is junk and should be removed on regular intervals.
  • If you still feel the web browser requires further improvement in performance, check through the different extensions that run in Firefox web browser and try disabling them. If you can, remove all the unwanted extensions because these codes add on to the web browser and slows it down. Keep the number of toolbars and extensions down to the bare minimum.

If you follow the procedure recommended above, you will notice that the web browser will speed up and give you the enhanced browsing experience you wish to have. If you are still having problems with the web browser, you can contact our Mozilla Firefox help and support team.

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Mozilla Brings New Features To The Latest Firefox Update

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According to recent reports, Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser for both the mobile and desktop platforms. The latest version has been named 33.0. The latest version comprises of certain advanced features such as improved video streaming and viewing experience for the users along with the updated bug fixes and improvements in the overall performance of the web browser.

As stated by the Mozilla Firefox support team, the most interesting update in the latest version of the browser is that it comprises of support for Android and thus helps in sending videos to Chromecast and Roku devices. This will definitely make several Android users root for the installation of Firefox browser in their Smartphones. With this option, an Android user would be able to play a video in the browser and then simply send it through a ‘ send to device’ option available in the video playback controls. There would also be a URL bar to Chromecast and Roku devices that can be linked over the same Wi-Fi connection.

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Some of the other interesting updates included in the latest version of Firefox include the option that allows the users to clear data while they exit out of the browser app, undo closed tabs, list out the tabs that have been recently closed and even close all the tabs at once. In addition to this, Mozilla has also added support for more languages that include Aragonese, Frisian, Kazakh, and Khmer. Mozilla has also confirmed the latest update in a blog post, where the company states that, “You can choose the content you want to view in your living room and can play, pause and close videos directly from the Media Control Bar in Firefox for Android. This appears at the bottom of the screen on your Android phone when a video is being sent and stays visible as long as the video is playing, even if you change tabs or visit new Web pages.”

When several Firefox users contacted the Mozilla Firefox support team to know about the features available in the desktop version, they were informed that the new web browser will comprise of improved search options, faster JavaScript strings as well as search suggestions.

In short, it can be said that with the latest Firefox update, Mozilla has made it tough for other browsers to stay in the race. Certainly, more Android users will opt for the Firefox version 33 now.

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Mozilla Releases Low Cost Phone For Developing Countries

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Firefox may pose a big threat to Google’s Android One operating system with its new operating system. The company has released the operating system on the phone Cloud FX made by one of the Indian phone manufacturers called Intex. The phone has been made available through the website snapdeal.com, which is one of the largest e-commerce websites in the country. The phone is priced at 1999 Indian rupees, which is equivalent to 33 dollars. However, the company says that this price is after a discount of 20 percent and that the original cost is about 42 dollars.

According to Mozilla Firefox help blogs, the major advantage that the phone could enjoy is its competitive pricing. When you compare the price of Cloud FX with an Android One Smartphone, you can find that these Android phones cost about thrice the price of this newly released Firefox phones. With the new move, Mozilla hopes to give internet access to maximum number of people in developing economies. The new Firefox operating system for mobile devices run web based apps. The company hopes that the new mobile operating system could be a huge success as the markets in the developing economies are yet to see a big revolution in the use of mobile internet.

The President of Mozilla, Dr. Li Gong says, “The positive consumer feedback from other markets tells us that people like the unique user experience and openness we’re building with Firefox OS.” He further adds, “With support from Intex, Firefox OS Smartphones in the ultra-low-cost category will redefine the entry-level smartphone and create strong momentum in Asia.”

The new Cloud FX phone is feature rich when you consider its price. It comes with a 3.5-inch capacitive screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The phone runs on the Spredtrum processor that has a speed of 1 GHz. The camera provides decent pictures with a resolution of 2 megapixels. The phone is capable of running two SIM cards. The phone comes equipped with a 1250 mAh battery and

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offers 4 hours of talk time. It has a RAM of 128 MB. The phone offers 256 MB of storage space, which can be expanded to 4 GB. You will also find other basic features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and an FM radio integrated in the device.

According to Mozilla Firefox help center, there is no specific information on whether the phone would be released on other markets. However, it seems that this phone is going to be a huge hit in the developing countries.

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Indian Company Launches Firefox OS Smartphone

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Spice has launched a new smartphone running the Firefox OS in India. This move, right at the heels of a similar one by local rival Intex, is intended to capture the growing market for affordable smartphones in the region. The new device is priced at INR 2,299. Intex was the first to launch a handset in the area with Mozilla support.

The smartphone from Spice, features dual SIM capabilities, primarily aimed at phone users looking to move on to better features within an affordable budget. The release is expected to meet the demands of those looking to migrate to smartphone use. The company projects sales of one lakh units in the first two months. Currently sales are limited to the Snapdeal, an Indian based online shopping portal.

Mozilla, creator of the famous Firefox browser and now Firefox OS, had come up with a smartphone prototype costing under $25, which they showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. This model was aimed at markets in developing countries including India and China.Intex and Spice were the first local partners to get into the project for low-cost phones, in a country, which is growing fast in the global smartphone arena.

There’s also a sub-$100 device expected from Spice, which will fall under the Android One initiative.Micromax and Karbonn are the other companies that have partnered with Goolge on coming up with smartphones under the $100 price tag.

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Spice’s Firefox phone, the Spice Fire One Mi FX1, runs on the Firefox OS and a 1 GHz processor. It comes with a 3.5-inch screen, storage expandable up to 4 GB, 1.3MP rear and 0.3 MP front cameras, and a 1,400 mAh battery. Spice has also thrown in with local telecom company Aircel to offer 1GB of free internet usage for three months. All that remains to be seen is how a device with Mozilla support will fare in a market saturated with Android phones.

Handset manufacturers are investing heavily on mobile internet as a way to get further in the market. The current trends, as well as reports, strongly suggest that the next billion people in the region to use the internet for the first time, will do so on a smartphone. This is why, even bigger companies like Microsoft, which recently bought off Nokia’s mobile handset division, are getting ready to try their luck here.

The current lead in the Indian Smartphone market is held by Korean handset maker Samsung, followed by Micromax, Karbonn and Lava.

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