Scandalised by the snooping certificate issued by Trustwave, a heise Security reader, Sebastian Wiesinger, has submitted a report to Mozilla's bug database in which he requests that Trustwave's root certificates be removed from all Mozilla products. Mozilla's Kathleen Wilson, who handles the issue, has accepted the submission and requested a statement from Trustwave. Trustwave's Brian Trzupek has already announced the release of further information which, he says, is still waiting for internal approval.
Adobe has released beta code for sandboxing its heavily hacked Flash code within Firefox, in a similar fashion to the Chrome security protections added to its Reader software and Google’s Chrome browser.
Six months ago, Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler — one of the original members of the team that built the Firefox browser — made it quite clear that the open source outfit wasn’t interested in helping businesses. Their only aim, he said, was serve individual web surfers. “Enterprise has never been (and I’ll argue, shouldn’t be) a focus of ours,” Dotzler said.
When Mark Surman was growing up, he connected to the Web using a dial-up modem that squeaked and buzzed its way to a modest connection. The Web he used was simple, and hardly error-free. Using the Internet was hard, and that made its users think about the way it worked.
One day after releasing version 9 of its Firefox web browser, Mozilla on Wednesday issued Firefox 9.0.1 to address an issue with a bug fix that caused Windows, Mac and Linux users' browsers to crash.
Mozilla remediated the problem by removing a faulty patch originally included in version 9.