Blog Posts Tagged with "Firefox"

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Subordinate Digital Certificates Pits Trustwave vs Mozilla

February 14, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Trustwave declared that the issuing of subordinate root certificates to private companies was done to allow inspection of the SSL encrypted traffic that passes through their networks. Trustwave decided to stop issuing these in the future, and revoked the existing ones...

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Chrome Most Secure? Depends on Your Frame of Reference

December 21, 2011 Added by:Ed Moyle

Until recently Chrome supported SSL 2.0 by default (seems like a major no-no in my humble opinion) and the fact that Firefox is the only one of the big three to have OCSP checking enabled by default. This aspect of "browsing security" is a "score one" for Firefox in my estimation...

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Firefox Add-On Cocoon – Strengths and Weaknesses

September 25, 2011 Added by:Kyle Young

Using tools like ettercap, sslstrip, webmitm, dnsspoof, and wireshark, I was not able to retrieve the login credentials that were used to sign on to Cocoon’s privacy service. The way they have implemented SSL with this plugin is probably one of the best SSL implementations I’ve seen in my opinion...

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Encrypting the Web with HTTPS Everywhere

August 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Your online reading habits and activities are vulnerable to eavesdropping, and your accounts are vulnerable to hijacking... Electronic Frontier Foundation created HTTPS Everywhere to make it easier for people to keep their user names, passwords, and browsing histories secure and private..."

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Mozilla Defies DHS Internet Censorship Request

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Mozilla, the non-profit company behind the Firefox Web browser, has initially refused a Department of Homeland Security request to remove a third-party tool that allows users to circumvent government URL blocking efforts...

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Facebook Offers Firesheep Counter Measure

March 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has finally offered a resolution for a major privacy vulnerability that allows accounts to be hijacked by an application called Firesheep. Firesheep is a FireFox extension that can harvest login credentials when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...

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Browser Flaw Allows Website History Sniffing

December 06, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability that allows harvesting of the browser histories for Firefox and Internet Explorer users. The flaw lets websites that contain some simple code to see what websites visitors have been to, and enables detailed profiling of users web habits...

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Report: Ten Most Vulnerable Applications for 2010

November 20, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The criteria for making the list require that the application be a consumer or end-user product that is not classified as being malicious by reporting outlets and which contains at least one critical vulnerability...

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