Firefox Signs Up For Yahoo's Search Services

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The creators of the famous Firefox browser, Mozilla Foundation, have announced that they’ll be splitting up with Google, which has been their main search engine partner for a decade now. The organization is planning to go with Yahoo! as their provider. This will be the default search option in the Firefox browser from now on. The deal is on for the next five years.

The Firefox browser has always provided the option to choose the search engine the user wished to use. But for the past 10 years, the default option has been Google. They got huge payments from the Search mogul for allowing this, and this actually made up a whopping 90% of the foundation’s earnings in 2012.

Firefox isn’t the same browser it once was. Back in the day, it was the logical alternative to the unwieldy Internet Explorer from Microsoft. But since then, it has steadily lost users to better browsers like Google’s Chrome. The Mozilla Firefox help forums have been seeing less activity as well.

Mozilla hasn’t been doing as well as could be hoped. In the past year, CEO Brendan Eich publicized his anti-gay stance, and was driven to resignation because of it. And even before that, the company had announced they were going to let advertising in, and this didn’t sit well with longtime users.

How does tying in with Mozilla Firefox help Yahoo? The latter is apparently having a field day with this, with CEO Marissa Mayer stating that this would allow chances for “investment, opportunity and growth“. Where they’re standing right now, these companies could certainly use one another’s help. Mozilla needs the cash, and Yahoo needs the chance to get their search engine out more.

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                  Yahoo And Firefox

Looking at this from the internet viewpoint, you wouldn’t think much of the announcement. Google is the leading player in the search sphere, and they seem pretty capable of staying at the top for years to come. The Chrome browser is outdone only by IE in popularity; Mozilla isn’t about to pose Google serious competition anytime soon.

If there’s a group of people who will be happy with the new tie-up, it’s the ones who don’t approve of what Google does to stay ahead in the game. To these users, it will come as good news that there’s something more approvable to look forward to, at least for the next five years. It wouldn’t hurt to hedge your bets though, because there’s no saying what will happen.

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Mozilla Reveals The New Firefox Hello

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Mozilla support would like to share great news for Mozilla fans out there. Firefox users need not download and run the proprietary software for online and voice chats. This will happen as and when the project by the makers of the highly popular Firefox browser becomes available for everyone to use. Now it is in the test phase. When it releases, it can potentially change many things.

You might be aware of the Mozilla Foundation. The maker of Firefox browser is actually free software community, which is popularly known, as we all know, for developing the Firefox web browser. The software community develops, spreads and supports various Mozilla products. Mozilla support promoting various software products for the purpose of offering exclusively free and useful software and open standards for everyone to use. With some exceptions, most Mozilla products are available for free. The Mozilla community is supported institutionally by the Mozilla Foundation as well as its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

Firefox Hello is what the new service will be named and it is initially available on Mozilla Firefox Beta and makes it possible for users to “chat with anyone regardless of what browser the other person is using,” as per a PC world report.

“Firefox Hello is more than just a feelgood alternative to services like Microsoft’s Skype, Apple’s Facetime and Google Hangouts; it’s a way to communicate that doesn’t require the recipient to jump through any hoops. If you’ve ever tried to video chat with a far-flung relative and don’t know what software or services they use, there’s real utility in a chat option that doesn’t particularly care,” it was mentioned in the report.

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Another thing the report mentioned is that the service requires no special software or plugins. The only thing it will require is that both web browsers in the conversation should support WebRTC. There are other browsers, which natively support WebRTC. We are talking about the popular Google Chrome and the Opera browser.

Moreover, under the setup, a call recipient will be able to get a callback link “and start chatting with no login or extra steps required.”

The users of Mozilla Firefox will receive added benefits, as they will be getting to contact your fellow Firefox users with just one click. This way, you need not share a callback link. The service sure looks exciting. Let us see how popular it gets. From the look of it, Firefox Hello has every ingredient to become an instant hit.

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Mozilla Teams Up With Tor Network To Streamline Browsing Privacy

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              Privacy Options In Firefox

With its user friendly interface, great features and increased privacy options, Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has been securing a great share of the web browser market. Although the introduction of Chrome caused it to lose a few of its users, Firefox is still popular because of its tight browsing privacy options. Mozilla has made it very clear to the users that its primary objective is to create a better atmosphere for internet browsing. And that obviously means privacy. No user likes to be monitored during his/her web browsing session. Mozilla, in its recent post said that it is devising new tools and options to streamline privacy options in Firefox.

Firefox to collaborate with Tor network to boost browsing security and privacy

According to Mozilla Firefox support desk, the company has decided to collaborate with Tor Network to boost internet browsing privacy and security options for Firefox. The browser developer has named this project as Polaris. The recently released builds for Firefox has been integrated with first group of Polaris tweaks. In addition to Mozilla and the Tor Network, the Polaris project is supported by one more partner that also happens to be a non-profit and open source: the Centre for Democracy and Technology. The object of the project, as it has been reported to some tech journals, is to develop advanced privacy technology for web browsing. It also aims at safeguarding user data.

Firefox stands out with better security features

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                Mozilla Firefox Security Options

Recent reports show that Mozilla has started reclaiming its market share in the recent months after several bug and security issues have been reported with its key rivals such as Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Firefox adoption has been significant after the Tor integration.

Mozilla looks forward to making major changes in browsing pattern

Report has it that Mozilla is looking forward to making major changes in the Firefox browsing patterns. As part of its plans, it will ensure blocking of certain contents from advertisers outright in contrast to what it had been following in the past. In the past, Mozilla would penalize the advertisers who send unsolicited contents to the browser just like how other web browsers did. Interestingly, in the new scheme, the ad contents are going to be strictly blocked unless users wish otherwise.

According to Mozilla Firefox support, the web browser is making a strong comeback. Firefox is the top web browser in many countries. With the integration of Tor, Mozilla hopes to make it to the top of the list.

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Mozilla Working To Rid MiTM Attacks In Firefox 32

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             Mozilla Firefox 32

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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          Firefox Certificates

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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Slow Running Firefox Browser

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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    Speeding Up Firefox Browser

  • 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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