Tag Archives: Mozilla

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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To save net neutrality, Mozilla and others file appeal

by Marguerite Reardon, c|net

The company wants the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case upholding the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era rules.

The fight to reinstate net neutrality protections continued Friday, as Mozilla and others asked the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear their case challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 repeal of the rules. Mozilla and Public Knowledge, one of the public interest groups that intervened in the lawsuit, say they’re seeking the rehearing to ensure safeguards for consumers and the open internet. 

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Mozilla plans UI refresh and better Gmail support for Thunderbird

by Mallory Locklear, engadget

The growing Thunderbird team will focus on the user experience in 2019.

Mozilla announced today that its Thunderbird desktop email client will be getting some much needed love in 2019, with the team preparing to tackle user interface issues, improve user experience and promote better integration with providers like Gmail. “Beyond that, we will be looking into leveraging new, faster technologies in rewriting parts of Thunderbird as well as working toward a multi-process Thunderbird,” Thunderbird Community Manager Ryan Sipes wrote in a blog post.

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