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Firefox update adds detailed tracking reports and password tools

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Back in June, Firefox launched Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that tries to protect your privacy by blocking more than a thousand third-party trackers by default. With its latest update, which you can download today, Firefox now provides a dashboard that details exactly how the browser goes about protecting your […]

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Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Many hackers won’t touch web browsers beyond exploiting their vulnerabilities, but one group is taking things one step further. Kaspersky has detailed attempts by a Russian group, Turla, to fingerprint TLS-encrypted web traffic by modifying Chrome and Firefox. The team first infects systems with a remote access […]

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Google faces scrutiny from Congress, DOJ over plans to encrypt DNS

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Google’s bid to encrypt domain name requests appears to be raising hackles among American officials. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans to implement DNS over TLS in Chrome, while the Justice Department has “recently received complaints” about the practice. […]

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Firefox will encrypt web domain name requests by default

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Mozilla’s Firefox privacy protections will soon include one of the most basic tasks for any web browser: fielding the domain name requests that help you visit websites. The developer will make DNS over encrypted HTTPS the default for the US starting in late September, […]

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Apple promises hostile treatment for sites that break Safari privacy rules

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links iOS icon of Safari. Getty Images Apple is taking a tough new stance on websites that attempt to monitor and share individuals’ browsing history. In a new policy page, published on Wednesday, the company says it will treat websites and apps that attempt to bypass Safari’s anti cross-site tracking features […]

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Firefox revamp for Android promises privacy without losing features

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Mozilla will no longer force you to choose between the privacy-first design of Firefox Focus and its full-featured regular browser… at least, if you’re using Android. It’s releasing a Firefox Preview for the platform that’s “more like” Focus, but still offers the kinds of features you’d expect from a […]

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A Firefox update fixes yet another zero-day vulnerability

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Iuliia Serova via Getty Images Mozilla recently rolled out a fix for a critical bug that hackers were actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. Now, it has released a patch for yet another zero-day bug. According to ZDNet, infiltrators used the two flaws in tandem to target Coinbase […]

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You should update Firefox right now to fix a critical bug

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla If you have Firefox on your computer, you should update it right now. Mozilla has released security updates Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 to fix a critical bug, which it says hackers are actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]

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Mozilla’s new Firefox logo shows it’s more than just a browser

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla The iconic Firefox logo has fronted Mozilla’s services since 2003 — now, 16 years later, it’s getting a complete makeover. In a blog post published today, the company reveals that it’s been working on a new design for the last 18 months in a bid to create iconography that […]

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Firefox’s latest privacy updates strengthen tracking protection

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Firefox is rolling out an “Enhanced Tracking Protection” feature today that will block a list of over a thousand third-party trackers compiled by Disconnect, an open-source anti-tracking tool. New users of the browser who are downloading it for the first time will have the tracking protections turned on […]

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