Mozilla has blocked all versions of Adobe Flash in its Firefox browser by default, following the discovery of numerous critical security flaws in the platform.
Mark Schmidt, head of Firefox Support, took to Twitter to announce the change.
The news comes just a day after Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos called for moves to force the extinction of Flash, as the plugin is reportedly being used to spread malware on users’ systems via security exploits.
The first smart TVs powered by Firefox OS have gone on sale today in Europe. They will be available around the world "in the coming months." This isn't just some token gesture, either: Panasonic's top-of-the-line TV, a curved 65-inch 4K monster, is powered by Firefox OS.
Mozilla has had a change of heart regarding opportunistic encryption—for now. The company rolled out its open-source Firefox 37 Web browser on March 31, with one of the key new features being a capability known as opportunistic encryption. However, due to a security issue related to opportunistic encryption, Mozilla disabled the feature in the Firefox 37.0.1 update released April 3.
The security issue is located in Mozilla's HTTP Alternative Services (Alt-Svc) implementation, which is connected to the opportunistic encryption capability.
If you want to find out more about the security of a connection to a particular website or a request that a site made while it was loading, then it is quite difficult to do so right now in most browsers.
While you can look up protocol information if https is used with a click on the lock icon in the browser address bar, and go from there to retrieve additional information, it is taking quite some time to do so.