Firefox

Saying Goodbye to Firebug ★ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/10/saying-goodbye-to-firebug/ Firebug has been a phenomenal success over its 12-year lifespan. So it’s sad that Firebug is now reaching end-of-life in the Firefox browser, with the release of Firefox Quantum (version 57) soon. The good news is that all the capabilities of Firebug are now present in current Firefox Developer Tools. So the work pioneered by the

It’s time to give Firefox another chance | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/29/its-time-to-give-firefox-another-chance/ Many people have switched to Chrome. It’s now time to give Firefox another chance. Mozilla seems to have found its groove and focus again — and it’s starting to show. Version 57 is the most important Firefox release in years. Mozilla has dubbed this release “Firefox Quantum.” Many of the updates in Quantum come from Mozilla’s experimental Servo browser and

Why WebAssembly is a game changer for the web — and a source of pride for Mozilla and Firefox

https://medium.com/mozilla-tech/why-webassembly-is-a-game-changer-for-the-web-and-a-source-of-pride-for-mozilla-and-firefox-dda80e4c43cb With today’s release of Firefox, we are the first browser to support WebAssembly. If you haven’t yet heard of WebAssembly, it’s an emerging standard inspired by our research to enable near-native performance for web applications. This new standard will enable amazing video games and high-performance web apps for things like computer-aided design, video and image

The Story of Firefox OS – Medium

https://medium.com/@bfrancis/the-story-of-firefox-os-cb5bf796e8fb Interesting story: During this five year journey hundreds of members of the wider Mozilla community came together with a shared vision to disrupt the app ecosystem with the power of the open web.  This is the story of Firefox OS, from the birth of the Boot to Gecko open source software project in 2011, through

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