Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Specifically, we are adding a notification to our Firefox Quantum browser that alerts desktop users when they visit a site that has had a recently reported data breach.

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

SuperCooKey – A SuperCookie Built Into TLS 1.2 and 1.3

TLS 1.3 has a heavily touted feature called 0-RTT that has been paraded by CloudFlare as a huge speed benefit to users because it allows sessions to be resumed quickly from previous visits. In the screen that pops up, enter security.tls.enable_0rtt_data into the search bar, and make sure that the setting is set to FALSE.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

One of the visited-link attacks – CVE2018-6137, a bug in Chrome 67 that Google fixed in June – peeled off user browsing history at the rate of 3,000 URLs per second.

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

This is Firefox's overhauled Privacy interface

Firefox users may select to block detected trackers and third-party cookies in that version of the browser. The new option to display blocked trackers and the status of all cookies on any site you visit is a welcome change.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

“Beginning in Chrome 70, users will have the choice to restrict extension host access to a custom list of sites, or to configure extensions to require a click to gain access to the current page.” Meanwhile Mozilla will continue to look for ways Firefox can provide more permission control to a majority of extension users.

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

Mozilla will match all donations to the Tor Project

This process later continued in Firefox 55 when Mozilla added a Tor Browser feature known as First-Party Isolation (FPI), which worked by separating cookies on a per-domain basis, preventing ad trackers from using cookies to track users across the Internet.

The Path to Enhanced Tracking Protection

The Path to Enhanced Tracking Protection

In addition, because the feature blocks everything, including ads, from any domain that is also used for tracking, it can have a significant negative impact on small websites and content creators who depend on third-party advertising tools/networks.

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Firefox 63.0 Release Information

Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version. Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version.

Mozilla tests Premium VPN Service

Mozilla tests Premium VPN Service

Mozilla will start the test of a commercial VPN offering tomorrow for a subset of users in the United States. The recommendation highlights the basics behind a VPN, that Mozilla selected ProtonVPN as the partner for the test, and the price of the subscription.

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Firefox users who are concerned about the collection and sending of Telemetry data to Mozilla can turn off the functionality in the browser's options. The add-on is automatically installed and designed to inform Mozilla whether Telemetry is enabled in the browser.

5 Best Anonymous Browsers for Private Web Browsing

5 Best Anonymous Browsers for Private Web Browsing

Based on the protection of the user’s identity and privacy, “Epic” is a web browser based on Chrome or Chromium (unlike Tor that is based on FireFox), even its appearance is very similar to that of Chrome’s incognito window option., that is responsible for establishing communication through the Internet with the safest and most private connection possible.

Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time

Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time

It gives us a unique way to test our Firefox guide and see if all of the settings changes and extensions are really making a difference. This second screenshot is visiting the exact same site with the hardening guide optimizations enabled and the extensions enabled and on their default settings.

Firefox Hardening Guide 2018

Firefox Hardening Guide 2018

To Disable 0-RTT – Type security.tls.enable_0rtt_data into the search bar, and double click on the setting to set the feature to false. To Disable Formfill – Type browser.formfill.enable into the search bar, and double click on the setting to set the feature to false.

Firefox Monitor arrives to let you know when you've been pwned

Firefox Monitor arrives to let you know when you've been pwned

The firm will tread carefully when it comes to user privacy, too, with Mozilla working with Cloudflare to create a method of anonymized data sharing for Firefox Monitor, which never sends your full email address to a third party, outside of Mozilla.

How to stop Chrome running in the background

How to stop Chrome running in the background

Disable Google Chrome from Running in Background Open Google Chrome Browser . . Click on Advanced (as shown in the image below). Under System option, turn off this option “ Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed “.

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

It can be hard to keep track of when your information has been stolen, so we’re going to help by launching Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach.

Firefox 65: New Cookie Jar Policy to block tracking

Firefox 65: New Cookie Jar Policy to block tracking

Firefox users may have a couple of questions when it comes to the new "Cookie Jar Policy" and how it differs from using the built-in Tracking Protection feature or third-party extensions to block certain types of connections or content in the browser by default.

Customize Firefox for privacy and security with a custom user.js – Own your bits

Customize Firefox for privacy and security with a custom user.js – Own your bits

You absolutely must read the official documentation because there are several things to look out for, but as an overview you have to copy user.js to your profile folder while Firefox is not running and that’s it.

If you haven’t already switched to Firefox, do it now

If you haven’t already switched to Firefox, do it now

This week, Mozilla announced that its browser Firefox will start blocking all cross-site third-party trackers–the cookies hiding in the background that follow your clicks across the web, reporting your activity to advertisers as you move between websites.

Mozilla announces Firefox will block trackers by default

Mozilla announces Firefox will block trackers by default

Mozilla wants to protect users from websites using abusive trackers, improving both performance and privacy. Here you can enable the blocking of slow-loading trackers or cross-site tracking through third-party cookies by clicking “Add Blocking…” next to the respective option.

Mozilla/infernyx: Inferno Rules and Schemas for Tiles project

Mozilla/infernyx: Inferno Rules and Schemas for Tiles project

{ "timestamp": 1407336655489, # unix timestamp, injected by onyx "date": "2014-05-27", # iso formatted date string for easy splitting by date, injected by onyx "ip": "103.242.154.10", # request originator's IPv4 address, injected by onyx "ua": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0", # request originator's UA, injected by onyx "locale": "en-US", # locale str, sent by client "click": 2, # this denotes a click action, and the index of the tile click in the "tiles" array.

Waterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvements

Waterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvements

The developer promises that Waterfox for Android does not restrict users in regards to extensions that they can run in the browser, and that it does not collect or transfer Telemetry data to Mozilla, the Waterfox project, or installation trackers.

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Researchers looked at how browsers prevent third-party services —such as advertising companies— from tracking users via cross-site requests and persistent cookies. For their research, the KU Leuven team tested if browsers or extensions blocked cross-site requests for user cookie files initiated via: