Jun 26, 2009

Thunderbird fix seven security flaws

The Mozilla developers have a new release of the Thunderbird e-mail delivered. It is a security update that resolves seven holes, most of them in the recent update of Firefox 3.0.11 are solved. Thunderbird solves first an error on which the developers a large impact. When a user multipart / alternative e-mail sites with a text / enhanced component may Thunderbird crash, possibly operating as a result. Furthermore, there are four errors resolved with an average impact. There were two errors that JavaScript code on a page with higher privileges running. By default, Thunderbird is not vulnerable unless the user is an add-on installed and JavaScript enabled in e-mails has. Two other errors also abuse of JavaScript and the e-mail program to crash, potentially exploitable to. The last two errors have a low impact, according to Mozilla. Users who have configured a proxy and JavaScript enabled, so the victim of malicious code when an SSL connection. Finally, an Adobe Flash file via the view-source schema is loaded circumvent restrictions. But that only works if the user has plugins enabled in e-mails. The Mozilla developers advise users of Thunderbird strongly to upgrade to version The release notes show a list of changes. In Thunderbird 1.5.0 is no longer supported and contains known security flaws version. A general council that the developers give is never JavaScript in Thunderbird on.

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Jun 23, 2009

Firefox 3.5: the RC1 is available

Firefox 3.5: the RC1 is available RC 1 of the new version of Firefox is available for download. To correct the last 10 bugs its release was postponed Mozilla said last week. Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is the sixth development milestone and fourth beta release of Firefox 3.5, the next version of the Firefox web browser. Users of the latest released version of Firefox should not expect all of their add-ons to work properly with this beta. Two strengths It also incorporates a address bar "intelligent", to find a link just by typing a few letters, the new download manager or the anti-phishing tool improved. However, the general did not look too promising when we evolved an adaptation to the design of the operating system (Vista, XP, Mac, Linux). But the two real strengths of Firefox 3 is undoubtedly the speed of page display, and especially its low memory consumption. New feature in Firefox 3.5 Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 10 months. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use, and adding new features:- It is available in 70 languages. Improved tools for controlling your private date, including a Private browsing mode. Besides the native support for JSON (format data), tags

Jun 18, 2009

Windows Internet explorer 7 with: Mozilla is waiting for clarification.

Technology - The CEO of the Mozilla foundation, John Lilly, it is too early to tell whether Microsoft's decision will have effects on the browser market. The publisher has so far provided any details about the removal of Windows Internet Explorer 7. Within the Mozilla Foundation, is preferred, for now, reserve his opinion on the decision by Microsoft to remove Internet Explorer 7 Windows 8. In an internal mail, CEO, John Lilly, is clearly nonplussed by the effect of announcement of the firm of Redmond. "It is impossible to assess what this announcement means that both Microsoft does not -completely and in detail- all the advantages and brakes fro OEM windows. Otherwise, it is not possible to know if Microsoft does not give a hand to take the other. And more, it is impossible to say whether this has an impact beyond the change in the technical process of installing the manufacturers, and if it makes it more difficult for users to migrate to windows 7 "he says.. Or by removing Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft announced an edition E Windows 7 (Vista, always shipped with IE is not affected). An E, which reminds the N version of windows xp. Moreover, given the close commercial ties between Microsoft and PC manufacturers, it will certainly difficult for publishers competing browsers to be treated fairly. The software pre-installed on a computer generally by a commercial agreement with manufacturers. Difficult for the publishers, except perhaps Google and Apple, to negotiate contracts for multi-million dollar deal with Microsoft. An acceptable solution for all browsers would therefore by a European Commission decision applies directly to builders. It is considered one of the tracks, which would result in the obligation for manufacturers to propose, at the first connection to the Internet, choose your browser from a list of software.