Mozilla has announced a number of secure browsing add-ons that have entered pre-beta and are ready for testing by the brave.
Users of the Firefox Developer Edition, and Firefox Aurora for Android, can now try an extension of the Private Browsing (aka 'shopping for presents for your wife') mode.
Mozilla has released Firefox 40 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 40.0 due to follow by the end of the week.
Version 40 provides added protection against potentially malicious downloads on both platforms, while desktop users enjoy a raft of new features, including a new Suggested Tiles feature and add-on management dialog.
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.