Multiple browsers patch actively exploited zero-day
Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi web browsers are vulnerable to a zero-day exploit around the WebP image format. This vulnerability is reportedly already being actively exploited by hackers. Patches have since been implemented.
Several web browsers are vulnerable to the very cr... Read more
Firefox will support more third-party extensions in Android app
Firefox will open up its Android app to more personalization. This is possible because the web browser plans to provide support for a larger goup of add-ons.
Firefox says its Android app will soon become the "only major Android browser that supports an open extension ecosystem." Users benefit f... Read more
What are possible problems with Google’s Web Environment Integrity API?
A new Web Environment Integrity (WEI) API is being tested on Google Chrome. Developers are unhappy about the project, describing it as something dangerous, restrictive and even undermining the internet values.
Google made a new API proposal, which should bring Web Environment Integrity (WEI) to... Read more
Firefox to end Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 support by September 2024
The popular browser Firefox promises to offer support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 until September 2024. Owner Mozilla thus already offers a more long-term support timeline than its competitors and Microsoft itself.
In any case, the shelf life of these operating systems was overdue from Microsoft ba... Read more
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