Mozilla released Firefox 24, which includes 17 security updates: seven are critical, four high, and six moderate.
Inspired by a piece of fictional software described in Cory Doctorow's book Little Brother, developer Ben West created a browser plugin that should, in theory, make it difficult for advertisers and government agencies to create an accurate profile of an Internet user based on the websites he visits.
A series of Internet campaigns pushing bogus Firefox updates onto unwary users have been spotted by researchers, and among them is one that lures them in through “Green Card Lottery” ads.
Back in May, NSS Labs shared the results of their testing of how successful popular Web browsers are in detecting malware, showing that the latest versions of Internet Explorer (10) and Chrome (25/26) were considerably more effective that those of Safari (5), Firefox (19) and Opera (12): Their latest testing and reports concentrate on phishing protection and privacy settings.
A breach of the Opera Software internal infrastructure has resulted in the theft of an expired Opera code signing certificate and used it to sign a piece of malware, package it and push it out as an update for the Opera browser.
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