New data: Only two browsers have over 1 bln users in the world
According to Atlas VPN, Apple's Safari web browser has more than one billion users. Google's Chrome is the only other browser with more than a billion users. Chrome, with roughly 3.4 billion users, still outnumbers Safari.
It's vital to remember that these figures include both desktop and mobile... Read more
Major browser developers partner up to improve interoperability
Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla are joining forces to improve web technology shared by browser platforms. To this end, the tech giants launched Interop 2022, a standard for web technology implementations.
Over time, Interop 2022 should improve the interoperability of web apps in different b... Read more
Mozilla bypasses Microsoft’s default browser protections on Windows
Mozilla has made it easier to switch to Firefox on Windows with recent changes. Microsoft offers a method to switch the default browser to Edge on Windows 10 with just one click. Other browsers cannot use this method, they have to use a less efficient process that requires multiple clicks.
The o... Read more
Firefox and WordPress turn their backs on Google’s advertisement AI
Two big names in the internet world have spoken out against Google's FLoC system. Both Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox browser, and Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress CMS, have said they will not participate in Google's alternative to tracking cookies.
The withdrawal of W... Read more
New browser-tracking hack defies standard defensive measures
The hack works even when users flush caches or go incognito.
For years, Intewrnet users have used a variety of tools to defend against websites tracking them. For example, they use anti-tracking browsing extensions, or they enable private or incognito browsing sessions, or they just clearing coo... Read more
Search feature in Firefox will place markings on scroll bar
Version 87 of Firefox will show search results from the 'Find in page' feature on the scroll bar. The feature is currently being tested in the Nightly version of the browser.
Firefox developer Sören Hentzschel announced the new feature in a blog post. It is an extension of the find feature that... Read more
Mozilla is working on a design refresh for Firefox
The project marks the first major design refresh for the popular browser since 2017.
Mozilla is preparing to unveil a design refresh for the group's Firefox web browser. Details at this time are limited, but we do know that the project is being referred to internally as Proton.
The last major... Read more
Third party browser extensions infect millions with malware
Researchers say that around 3 million people worldwide have been affected.
Threat Intelligence researchers from Avast this week announced that they have found 28 extensions for the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers that contain malware.
According to Avast, the add-ons presented thems... Read more
Microsoft warns of virus hijacking browser and stealing data
Microsoft has found a virus that creates fake search results and hijacks stored login details. The Windows virus, named Adrozek, has been installed on at least 30,000 computers.
The virus spreads by leading victims to a rogue website that persuades them to download and install the malicious soft... Read more
Microsoft also becomes a target for fraudulent browser extensions
Microsoft Edge joins Firefox and Chrome in the fight against abusive add-ons.
For years, Google and Mozilla have been trying to prevent fraudulent browser extensions from infiltrating their official repositories. These fake extensions can range from a nuisance to outright malicious threats to t... Read more