Firefox Plugins that are sure to Make Webmasters Hate You

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve run across this a few places, where a webmaster actually BEGS users NOT to use a firefox plugin or addon when visiting their site. So, I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of those plugins that will have webmasters really disliking you, hating you, banning your ip because of abuse and [...]

IE7 coming within the month, Firefox 2 RC2 out as well

Monday, October 9th, 2006

It’s kind of interesting to get to do a “browser wars” kind of post where I mention a new release of two browsers coming out about the same time…. The release of IE7 is coming within weeks we are reminded by zdnet. It’s noted that it will be rolled out through automatic updates not long [...]

Firefox and Thunderbird updates

Friday, September 15th, 2006

As I’ve just posted to the security-update-notice category, Firefox and Thunderbird both have been released in 1.5.0.7 version…. the release fixes a number of known security issues and you should upgrade as soon as possible. Details on the issues at incidents.org Also, you can visit mozilla.com for downloads    Send article as PDF   

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 RPMS for Mandriva 2006

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I finally got the Mandriva 2006 rpms rebuilt for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6. I ‘ve been running it for a bit and it and all seems well. Of course, this is always at your own risk. http://www.averyjparker.com/wp-content/downloads/firefox/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.6/    Send article as PDF   

More reason to be cautious with Firefox plugins

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Again…. this article referring to an exploit related to the cross platform plugin capability in firefox, is a GOOD reminder to be cautious when looking at potential plugins to install for mozilla firefox. In fact, the advice is usually do NOT install software (including plugins) from untrusted sources. By all means, please investigate any piece [...]

The “secure software” dilemma

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

It’s quite a dilemma when a software product is billed as more secure than another…. several days back when Mozilla Firefox released v. 1.5.0.4 which fixed a number of security issues, I saw someone comment “I thought firefox was supposed to be secure.” I think there’s a misunderstanding when it comes to software. I think [...]

Firefox 1.5.0.3 RPMS for Mandriva 2006

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

I’m in the process of uploading an update to the mozilla firefox 1.5 rpms for Mandriva 2006 that I have posted previously on the site. They should be browsable at http://www.averyjparker.com/wp-content/downloads/firefox/. In that directory you’ll see the source rpm I built from, then a subdirectory for firefox-1.5.0.3 with the main rpms and a subdirectory of [...]

More on Firefox 1.5 “vulnerability”

Friday, December 9th, 2005

I put vulnerability in quotes because it’s looking less like a problem. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Here’s the situation. Both Sans and Mozilla have failed to duplicate the crash although have duplicated extremely slow browser performance. Here’s the official response from mozilla.org… We have investigated this issue and can find no basis for claims [...]

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