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Mozilla wants you to beta test this Firefox privacy enhancement

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Mozilla announced on Friday that it's released new privacy enhancements in its popular Firefox browser for pre-beta testing.

Is Stagefright over yet? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video - enjoy.

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

Enjoy...

Firefox to get a "walled garden" for browser extensions, Mozilla to be sole arbiter

Mozilla has announced that its Firefox browser is heading towards signed browser extensions only.

Even if you publish your extensions "off market," you'll have to get Mozilla to sign them first.

Update Tuesday wrap-up, January 2015 - See? We didn't use the word "Patch"!

Like fingers and thumbs, not all updates are patches, even if all patches are updates.

So, here's the skinny on Update Tuesday...including the security patches, of course.

GCHQ and police team up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

GCHQ and police teaming up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

A major crackdown on child-abuse imagery includes a new law making it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child.

Bugzilla bug tracker fixes zero-day bug revealing bug

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If we are allowed to smile at security holes, this bug-revealing bug in Bugzilla is wryly amusing...

Mozilla fixes "phishing friendly" cryptographic bug in Firefox and Thunderbird

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Mozilla just patched a bug in its cryptographic library, NSS.

The bug is rated "critical" because it could permit skullduggery in apparently secure connections.

SSCC 165 - "U2 or not U2," that is the question [PODCAST]

It's Chet Chat time!

Here's this week's episode of our news-you-can-use security podcast...

SSCC 163 - So THAT'S why you can't erase Flash RAM properly [PODCAST]

Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat.

Our regular security podcast that turns news into useful advice...

How dare you use my camera! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security.

A week of news distilled into a swift minute of amusing but informative video...

Firefox OS app permissions will give users more privacy than Android

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Mozilla's mobile platform, Firefox OS, is behind Google's Android in just about every way.

But in one important respect, privacy, Firefox OS is trying to move ahead by giving users more control over what data apps can gather from their devices...

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Mozilla database leaks 76,000 email addresses, 4,000 passwords

Mozilla database leaks 76,000 email addresses, 4,000 passwords

Email addresses and encrypted passwords of thousands of Mozilla developers were accidentally exposed for a month - and there are no guarantees that they were not snaffled up by those with ill intent.

Firefox slams Chrome again in our trustworthy browser poll

Our poll says Firefox is the most trusted browser, but there's a lot of distrust too

Firefox once again outpaced Chrome, IE, Safari and Opera as the most trusted web browser. But many are not happy with their browser choices when it comes to privacy.

Read on for some of the interesting comments our readers submitted ...

Firefox 31 has arrived - 11 bulletins, 3 critical, 0 visual surprises

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Firefox 31 is out.

So is its updated conservative older brother, the Extended Support Release, now at 24.7.

And Firefox's email-oriented cousin Thunderbird gets updated, too.

Firefox 29 is out - it's more secure, but does it *look* better, too?

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Firefox 29 is out, in accordance with Mozilla's regular Tuesday-based 42 day update cycle.

There are numerous security fixes combined with some rather in-your-face visual changes...

Firefox 28.0 takes on the PWN2OWN attacks already

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Firefox 28.0 was released on 18 March 2014, just five days after four exploitable bugs in the browser were disclosed at the PWN2OWN competition.

Paul Ducklin looks at what was fixed...

Browsers pwned, Korean megabreach, hackers phoiled, and Chet Chat turns 4! [VIDEO]

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Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?

Find out in 60 Second Security...

PWN2OWN Day Two - Chrome and Safari join the losers

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Here are the PWN2OWN results from Day Two, and an overview of the final payouts.

Chrome and Safari didn't get picked for Day One, but both of them were pwned on Day Two - twice for Chrome and once for Safari....