Tag Archives: Firefox

How to use Firefox’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

by Aliya Chaudhry, The Verge

Including experimental fingerprinting protection.

Like many of today’s browsers, Firefox has been making changes to try to answer its users’ call for more online privacy. This includes blocking third-party trackers by default as well as a VPN it calls the Firefox Private Network.

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Browser zero day: Update your Firefox right now!

by John E Dunn, Naked Security

Just two days after releasing Firefox 72, Mozilla has issued an update to patch a critical zero-day flaw.

According to an advisory on Mozilla’s website, the issue identified as CVE-2019-17026 is a type confusion bug affecting Firefox’s IonMonkey JavaScript Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler.

Simply put, a JIT compiler takes JavaScript source code, as you’ll find in most web pages these days, and converts it to executable computer code, so that the JavaScript runs directly inside Firefox as if it were a built-in part of the app.

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