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Mozilla patches heap buffer overflow in Firefox browsers

The Mozilla Foundation Security has released an advisory to patch critical vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR products which could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Mozilla Firefox rolls out two step authentication

Mozilla announced the rollout of its two-step verification programme for all Firefox Accounts designed without support for SMS-based codes.

Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Researchers have found that browsers like Chrome and Firefox store a great deal of visitor information, much of which can be easily discovered and taken by cyber-criminals.

MacUpdate hacked, cryptocurrency miner apps installed

A cyber-criminal managed to infiltrate the Mac app download site MacUpdate and install maliciously copies of the Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper applications that were in fact cryptocurrency miners.

Mozilla patches unsanitised output flaw in Firefox

Mozilla patched an unsanitised output flaw in its Firefox browser user interface that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

It's all gravy for the onion router as Tor Browser beefs up security

Tor Browser 7.5 has been released this week complete with a bunch of security fixes that have already been rolled out to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 52.6 client it is built upon.

Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions block removal to hijack browsers

Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that block their removal in order to hijack a user's browser to drive clicks up on YouTube videos and hijack searchers are automatically infecting user devices.

Firefox Mr Robot ad looks like malware to users

Mozilla scared - or at least upset - several of its users with the unannounced addition of a Firefox new plug-in, Looking Glass, to promote the USA Network hacker show Mr Robot.

Mozilla patches critical flaws in Firefox 57.0.1 update

Mozilla released a security update to address critical vulnerabilities in Firefox 57 which could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Firefox tests in-browser breached site notifications

Firefox is testing out a warning system that will notify users when they visit breached sites and offer the option to be notified if a site they previously visited becomes breached in the future.

Russian hackers used Britney Spears' Instagram posts to control malware

APT group Turla is using a toxic Trojan disguised as a Firefox extension to secretly communicate the URL path for the C&C server to its malware minions.

Mozilla fixes critical vulnerabilities in Firefox browser and Extended Support Release

Mozilla has issued security advisories announcing key updates to its Firefox browser and the Firefox Extended Support Release, both of which fixed vulnerabilities that the open-source developer labeled as critical.

Netflix HTML5 video now supports Firefox on Windows

Netflix nation is celebrating as Firefox has joined them on Windows with HTML5 video extensions.

Firefox zero-days exposed by attack on privileged account

An attacker compromised a privileged account on Mozilla's Bugzilla bug tracker tool and used the gleaned information to exploit a critical bug.

Mozilla changes security model to bolster extension protection

Mozilla add-ons to work across multiple browsers

Flaws found in Pocket

Vulnerability could have allowed hackers to siphon off data from Firefox servers