The Facebook Pixel Hunt aims to unravel Facebook’s tracking methods. Will you join?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:06:20 +0000

Mozilla has partnered with The Markup in a study called The Facebook Pixel Hunt to unravel Facebook’s tracking infrastructure.

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A week in security (Nov 1 – Nov 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 11:18:59 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s blog post, and the most important and interesting security events and happenings.

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Update now! Mozilla fixes security vulnerabilities in Firefox 94

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:23:29 +0000

Mozilla has issued patches for several vulnerabilities in the Firefox browser. We discuss some of the high impact issues.

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Patch now to bypass Firefox add-ons that abuse the proxy API to deny updates

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:43:17 +0000

Mozilla found two malicious add-ons that were blocking 455,000 users from getting updates by abusing the proxy API.

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Firefox reveals sponsored ad “suggestions” in search and address bar

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 21:54:20 +0000

Firefox Suggest will now deliver sponsored content “suggestions” when users type into the URL address and search bar.

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DNS-over-HTTPS takes another small step towards global domination

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:28:18 +0000

The rise of encrypted DNS is as inevitable as it is slow. Next on the list of countries to get the benefit of Firefox’s DoH is Canada.

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What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 15:24:02 +0000

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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Firefox previews site-isolation tech in move to catch up to Chrome

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 04:35:00 -0700

Mozilla on Tuesday announced that a years-long effort to harden Firefox’s defenses can now be previewed in the browser’s Nightly and Beta builds.

Debuting as “Project Fission” in February 2019, the project was also linked to the more descriptive “site isolation,” a defensive technology in which a browser devotes separate processes to each domain or even each website, and in some cases, assigns different processes to site components, such as iframes, so they are rendered separately from the process handling the overall site.

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