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Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18 security updates released as Firefox 4 launches

Just because the shiny, new Firefox 4 is now ready for downloading by the general public doesn't mean Mozilla is turning its back on users who can't (or don't want to) upgrade. Security is a big priority, and 3.X users will continue to see patches for quite some time. In fact, both Firefox 3.6 and 3.5 received security updates in tandem with the Firefox 4 release. The new versions blacklist a...

Internet Explorer and Safari first to fall at Pwn2Own 2011, Chrome and Firefox still standing

Pwn2Own, the annual three-day browser hackathon, has already claimed its first two victims: IE8 on Windows 7 64-bit, and Safari 5 on Mac OS X. Google Chrome looks set to survive for its third year in a row. Internet Explorer 8 was thoroughly destroyed by independent researcher Stephen Fewer. "He used three vulnerabilities to bypass ASLR and DEP, but also escape Protected Mode. That's...

Skype plug-in for Firefox blocked by Mozilla due to crashes, epic slowdowns

We're not very big fans of browser toolbars to begin with, and today's news from Mozilla is a perfect example of why. The Mozilla team has decided to block the Skype plug-in, citing serious stability and performance issues. Skype will be added to Mozilla's plug-in blocklist, though users will be prompted and given the option to re-enable it if they wish. As Stephen Shankland points out over at...

Firefox Friday: can Firefox hold off Internet Explorer 9 and Chrome?

Happy Firefox Friday, friends! In the lead up to an exciting winter, things have been heating up at Mozilla. There's strong competition from all sides. The IE9 beta launches next week and we'll soon see whether Microsoft can transform its excellent developer previews into something which can make the end-user salivate. Chrome's hardware acceleration currently leads the pack, and will presumably...

First zero day exploit hits Firefox 3.6

Security specialists from Russia have exploited a security hole in the Windows version of Firefox 3.6. The recently discovered exploit could let an attacker take control of your PC. The exploit doesn't appear to affect Firefox for Mac or Linux. The hole is likely to be still open since no updates have been released since the exploit became public. Secunia ranks the problem as highly critical...

Operetta Advance theme makes Firefox look like Opera 10

Up until today I've been using a dark Firefox theme. It looked quite pretty, but eventually I got tired of not being able to read the black text on some of the dialogs (yes, I've tried tweaking userchrome.css -- multiple times). So I've set out in search of a lighter theme which would still be nice and minimalistic. Operetta Advance seems to fit the bill perfectly. It's called "Advance"...

Firefox Friday Five

Happy Friday everyone! I suppose it's to be expected, after a flurry of activity from the Mozilla HQ over the last few weeks, that things would calm down a little. There wasn't much Firefox news this week I'm afraid, but I've done my best to scrape together five fairly-interesting tidbits. Let's start with a neat tip: 1. Overriding the add-on compatibility/version check Most of you...

Firefox Friday Five (3.6!!!)

Phew! What a week for the Firefox! With this flurry of activity things, you'd expect things to calm down for a little... but no! Mozilla will try to capitalize on their new fleet-footed approach to updates and minor revisions. With Chrome now barking at its heels and Microsoft's IE9 likely to arrive this year, it's never been more important for Firefox to keep its lead. Let's start with the...

10 awesome Personas themes for Firefox 3.6

Happy Firefox 3.6 release day! In honor of the official release of the latest and greatest version of Mozilla's browser, I thought I'd highlight one new feature in particular: Personas. Firefox 3.6's Personas support allows you to change the look of Firefox with a single click, no restart required. If you've used themes in Google Chrome, you're already familiar with the idea. The Personas...

Firefox 3.6 is available for download now

Stop the press! Firefox 3.6 has just been released and is available for immediate download. It's safe to assume that this is the Release Candidate 2 that has been in the wild for just two days, so if you've already read the release notes for RC2, you can skip this! For those of you that haven't kept up to date with our (very extensive) coverage of Firefox, here's a brief run-down of Firefox...

Mozilla will unleash Firefox 3.6 tomorrow!

It's finally official! Mere days after it hit Release Candidate 2, the finished version of Firefox 3.6 comes out tomorrow. It's been confirmed over at Mozilla's official blog, where there's also an intro video from Mike Beltzner, Director of Firefox. (Or, you can watch the video after the jump.) Beltzner runs through all the new features in 3.6, including quick theming with Personas - which is...

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate 2 now available, just one week after RC1

Mozilla is already making good on its promise of more frequent updates to the Firefox browser, pushing out an update to the release candidate of Firefox 3.6 just a week after the first RC became available. As we told you last week, Firefox 3.7 has been dropped from the development cycle to make these more frequent updates possible. Is Firefox delivering significant new features, though? Indeed it...

Mozilla misses Firefox 3.6 deadline, moves 4.0 back to late 2010

Just when we thought Mozilla was getting Firefox 3.6 back on track to meet its December 2009 deadline, it looks like the release schedule has been extended again. Firefox 3.6, the next version of the browser, is now aimed for "early 2010." Firefox 4.0 has also been pushed back from its original target of 2010, and is now due in "late 2010/early 2011." However, a beta of Firefox 4 is scheduled...

Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 now ready for download, with 190 bug fixes

The second beta version of Firefox 3.6 has arrived, following hot on the furry little heels of 3.6b1, which was only a week and a half old. Mozilla's touting a whopping 190 bug fixes in that time, many of them user-submitted. If you're using an older version of 3.6, you should definitely update. In my personal experience with 3.6, I've found that most of my themes and several of my add-ons...

Firefox 3.6 might become a pretty major "minor update"

Firefox 3.6 is due to be the next major version of Mozilla's popular browser, but some people inside Mozilla are pushing to reclassify it as a "minor update." It's not that 3.6 isn't a big deal, it's just that users adopt minor updates at much higher rates than major new versions. That's because Firefox prompts users to install minor updates when they come out, but you're on your to download and...