Firefox

18 Extensions For Turning Firefox Into a Penetration Testing Tool

http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/use-firefox-browser-as-a-penetration-testing-tool-with-these-add-ons/ Mozilla has a website add-on section that has thousands of useful add-ons in different categories. Some of these add-ons are useful for penetration testers and security analysts. These penetration testing add-ons helps in performing different kinds of attacks, and modify request headers direct from the browser.  This article lists a few popular and interesting Firefox add-ons

Firefox 54: E10S-Multi, WebExtension APIs, CSS clip-path

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/06/firefox-54-e10s-webextension-apis-css-clip-path/ Today’s release completes Firefox’s transformation into a fully multi-process browser, running many simultaneous content processes in addition to a UI process and, on Windows, a special GPU process.  It also improves stability, ensuring that a single content process crashing won’t take out all of your other tabs, nor the rest of the browser. Firefox continues

Mozilla Reduces Threat of Export-Grade Crypto to Firefox | Threatpost

Mozilla Reduces Threat of Export-Grade Crypto to Firefox article tells that Logjam was one of several downgrade attacks discovered in the last 18 months that could theoretically allow a resourced attacker to take advantage of lingering export-grade cryptography to read and modify data over a supposedly secure connection. Other related recent crypto problems are recent OpenSSL

Mozilla blocks Flash

Mozilla blocks Flash as Facebook security chief calls for its death article says that after yesterday’s news that Facebook’s new chief security officer wants to set a date to kill Flash once and for all, the latest version Mozilla’s Firefox browser now blocks Adobe’s vulnerability-riddled software as standard.  

HTTP/2 on Firefox

Firefox 36 arrives with full HTTP/2 support and a new design for Android tablets. Mozilla launched Firefox 36 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The biggest news for the browser is undoubtedly HTTP/2 support. HTTP/2, the second major version of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and the biggest update in years.  HTTP/2 (originally named HTTP/2.0) is