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Firefox 23.0 is out - fixes, features and just a tiny bit of frustration


Note to Firefox fans: 23.0 is out.

Paul Ducklin, a Firefox fan himself, looks at the many new fixes, one handy new security feature and a nagging frustration in the update...

Firefox 22.0 closes a modest bunch of not-yet-exploited holes


As usual, there's a handy mixture of important-sounding security fixes and some interesting new features.

No yet-known vices, so why not ensure you've got the update right away?

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Mozilla pushes out new Firefox and Thunderbird: 8 security advisories, 3 critical fixes

Not to be outdone by Microsoft and Adobe's Patch Tuesday releases, Mozilla pushed out its latest browser and email client updates today.

There are no bated-breath patches for in-the-wild exploits, but 3 of the 8 security fixes are deemed "critical".

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Firefox 20 arrives - new version, some security improvements, no known vices


Firefox 20.0 was released today.

The buglist page enumerates 3054 official changes, with eleven patched vulnerabilities, three at "Critical" level.

Paul Ducklin takes a quick look...

Firefox and Chrome patched ALREADY after Pwn2own - now the pressure is on for IE and Microsoft!


Mozilla and Google have already pushed out patches to stop the exploits that got past their browsers at this year's PWN2OWN competition!

That certainly throws down the gauntlet to Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer 10 browser was also successfully breached in the competition.

PWN2OWN results Day Two - Adobe Reader and Flash owned, Java felled yet again

PWN2OWN 2013 finished off today.

A second scheduled attack on IE 10 didn't happen, so IE 10 didn't get owned again, but Flash and Reader fell once each, and Java was exploited for the fourth time in two days...

PWN2OWN results Day One - Java, Chrome, IE 10 and Firefox owned

Of the Big Four browsers, only Apple's Safari has so far survived the onslaught of the browser-breakers at PWN2OWN 2013.

Java fell three times today; Adobe's Flash and Reader meet their attackers tomorrow...

PWN2OWN - hack the Big Four browsers in public and go home with half a million dollars


Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.

But is it just about the money?

Paul Ducklin investigates...

Firefox update 18 gets an update, but no security problems this time

Firefox's version 18 gets an update to 18.0.1.

The new point release mops up three bugs, all of them no doubt annoying to those affected, but none of them security related.

Fun with statistics: Who hates Java the most?

Over the past five days, lots of you have used Naked Security to find out how to turn off Java in one of the five major browsers.

And that has given us browser statistics. There are too many variables to know what they tell us, but they do make a neat-looking graph!

Apple and Mozilla - 'Just say no to Java'

New security hole found in multiple Java versions

After the recent discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java Web Start plugin Apple and Mozilla are now disabling Java by default until fixes are made available.

Vulnerability reported in Foxit PDF plugin for Firefox - how to mitigate it

Italian security researcher Andrea Micalizzi has recently reported a vulnerability in the latest Foxit PDF plugin for Firefox.

Paul Ducklin examines the situation and gives a simple workaround.

Firefox 18 brings TURKTRUST update, Retina support, faster JavaScript - oh, and 20 other security fixes

Firefox 18 has landed: 2917 bugs patched, 21 security fixes, 12 critical.

Also with a brand-new JavaScript compiler and support for Retina displays on the groovier sorts of Mac.

Firefox 17 arrives - 2365 bugs zapped, OS X Leopard left behind

Firefox 17 arrives - 2365 bugs zapped, OS X Leopard left behind

Firefox 17.0 is out.

The new version fixes an officially-listed 2365 bugs and covers six critical advisories. It also drops support for OS X Leopard and earlier.

Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

The latest beta release of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser has introduced a new social media API. Can a web browser make it easier to use social media while protecing your privacy? Mozilla hopes so.

Firefox browser in upgrade-downgrade confusion with version 16


Firefox version 16.0 came out, but turned out to have a vulnerability, so it's already been dropped.

If you've already updated, however, 16.0 thinks it's current and will tell you so. You need to downgrade to 15.0.1 - that may not be obvious, but it's easy when you know how.

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any of these stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

Is Opera really the safest browser?

Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer - according to our online poll.

But maybe someone has influenced the vote?