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« on: July 16, 2009, 06:37:21 PM »
Mozilla fixes six critical Firefox flaws

Mozilla patched 11 vulnerabilities in Firefox, last week, more than half of them labelled "critical."

The update was the first since late April, when Mozilla rushed out a refresh to plug a hole that the company's developers has inadvertently introduced in the Windows version of the browser, and came just days after the launching of a "tweener" build of the upcoming Firefox 3.5.

Of the 11 flaws fixed in Firefox 3.0.11, six were rated critical, one "high," two "moderate" and two "low" in Mozilla's four-step system.

Three of the six critical bugs were in the browser's rendering and JavaScript engines, a frequent target of Mozilla's patching. "Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code," Mozilla said in the advisory for the engine patches, using its now-standard boilerplate language.

The SSL tampering vulnerability was reported to Mozilla by three researchers working for browser rival Microsoft, and a fourth at Purdue University. The four -- Shuo Chen, Ziqing Mao, Yi-Min Wang and Ming Zhang -- co-wrote a paper titled "Pretty-Bad-Proxy: An Overlooked Adversary in Browsers' http Deployments," that they published May 1 (download PDF). Mozilla ranked the vulnerability as "high."

Other patches prevent hackers from pinching browser cookies, executing JavaScript attack code and spoofing Web addresses.

The update was the fifth this year for Firefox 3.x, but not the first for Mozilla's browsers this week.
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On Monday, Mozilla rolled out Firefox 3.5 Preview, a build the company said is a near-finished version of the official Release Candidate, or RC. Although new-found bugs had delayed the RC's release yet again, Mozilla wanted to get something in testers' hands, and so took the unusual step of delivering the Preview.

At this point, Mozilla has not set a scheduled for posting Firefox 3.5 RC, once slated to appear the first week of June. In notes on a status meeting the company held Wednesday, Mozilla simply noted that it would release the RC "you know, when it's ready."

Firefox 3.5 Preview is being offered only to users who have already installed Beta 4 of the browser upgrade.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 01:16:12 PM »
Trick To Make Your Firefox Fast

This tricks will improve the speed & load time of firefox. And you will be able to surf faster.

Type about:config in the address bar, Then look for the following entries, and make the corresponding changes.


network.http.max-connections-per-server =32

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy =16

network.http.max-connections = 64

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server = 10

network.http.pipelining = true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 200

network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0

network.http.proxy.pipelining = true

network.http.proxy.version = 1.0

Lastly right-click anywhere and select New- Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.Enjoy!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 06:48:53 AM »
How to Reduce Firefox Memory Usage and Improve Its Speed

As you all know , one of the major drawbacks of firefox is memory handling . Firefox is a well known browser a major competitor to Internet Explorer . The problem with firefox is , once you open many windows and close them , and you keep doing that over and over again , the cache does not get wiped off automatically of all the closed pages.This increase its memory usage and thereby causing either your whole system to kinda slow down or firefox only to act a little wierd or crash often . Although recently with firefox 3 the situation is much under control although there is still some memory issues and firefox still is one of those browsers which uses a lot of memory especially when you have a lot of windows open . So for a person like me who uses the browser extensively it is a major problem . But the following few tips seem to make this a lot more better . So here's what you could do to improve firefox speed and reduce its memory usage :

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 06:50:07 AM »
Firstly , the best method is switching to the latest Firefox 3 , be it windows or linux or whatever, firefox 3 is way better in terms of speed and reliability and memory usage compared to firefox 2, it gets worse with the previous versions. Now onto the other tweaks :

1)Reduce Memory Utilization When Firefox Is Minimized
THis is something that i found very useful . SO whenever you minimize any firefox window , firefox would allow your operating system to use the available free memory , thereby reducing memory utilization in firefox . Here's how this is done :
Step 1 : Open firefox and type about:config in the address bar and press enter
Step 2 : Right click and click on New->Boolean
Step 3 : Type config.trim_on_minimize in the pop-up box and hit Enter
Step 4 : Select TRUE and hit enter
Step 5 : Restart firefox

2)Disable Firefox Cache
This will tell firefox not to cache any website ,firefox usually stores the webpage to make pages load faster thus increasing the cache space available and thereby utilizing more memory. By default its value is set to -1 we could change that to a value more suited by us
Step 1 : Open firefox and type about:config in the address bar and press enter
Step 2 : In the filter type browser.cache.memory.enable and set it to TRUE
Step 3 : Right Click and choose New->Integer and type browser.cache.memory.capacity
Step 4 : Now for a value you could refer this table . Set the value based on your RAM . Do not set it to 0 as it causes certain problems in firefox .

32MB - 2048
64MB - 4096
128MB - 6144
256MB - 10240
512MB - 14336
1GB - 18432
2GB - 24576
4GB AND UP - 30720

Step 5 : Restart Firefox

3)Limit Pages Stored In Memory
Firefox by default stores most visited pages to your memory . Now this isnt required and it does utilize quite a lot of memory. So here's how you limit number of pages stored in memory :
Step 1 : Open firefox and type about:config in the address bar and press enter
Step 2 : In the filter type browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers
Step 3 : Now for a value you could refer this table . Set the value based on your RAM . You may set it to 0 if you dont want firefox to store any pages

32MB - 0
64MB - 1
128MB - 2
256MB - 3
512MB - 5
1GB - 8
2GB - 8
4GB - 8

Step 4 : Restart Firefox

Hope these help in making your firefox much more efficient and faster !!

This was a screenshot i took a few weeks back of the memory usage of firefox when it had quite a few windows open .

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 04:53:17 PM »
Firefox download counter passes one billion mark

Anyone that keeps the occasional eye on the Firefox download counter @FirefoxCounter on Twitter will not have failed to notice that it was ticking closer to the one billion mark.

Well that remarkable figure has now been passed and Firefox has been downloaded over billion times, which is quite an achievement as it demonstrates that not only is the product sound, it is also eating into the dominating Internet Explorer from Microsoft.

What some people may find strange is that there are an estimated one billion computers in the world today, so clearly that should mean that all computers are running Firefox, however the figure is for the total downloads of all versions.

Currently the market is split sixty per cent for Internet Explorer, thirty per cent for Firefox and the other ten per cent is made up with the other browsers.


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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 08:17:44 PM »
mozilla seems 2 b best browser. but i felt a memory leak. safari is also good.


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Re: News related to FireFox
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 09:56:07 PM »
Download the latest version of Mozilla firefox 4.beta 6 version Browser


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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 02:07:36 PM »
ya mozilla fast

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 08:11:30 AM »
Speed Up Your Firefox by Adjusting Your HTTP Pipelining

Mozilla Firefox is quite a useful, powerful and full-featured web browser for net users who don''  't really like the Internet Explorer series. Developed by Mozilla Corporation, Firefox is quite commonly used by net users nowadays. It features all the useful tools to facilitate you on net browsing such as tabbed browsing, incremental find, Live Bookmarking, Pop-up blocking, spell checker, integrated Google search function, etc. Besides installing the necessary plug-in, net users can actually enhance and increase their Firefox browsing speed by changing the HTTP Pipeline.

HTTP Pipelining

Hypertext Transfer Protocol or HTTP is a request/response protocol used to transfer or convey information between clients and servers. In simple words, the client makes an HTTP request and the responding server (Origin Server) which stores the resources or information will respond to it. HTTP Pipelining is a technique in which multiple requests will be send out without waiting for the corresponding responses. By customizing the HTTP Pipelining in Firefox, it helps to speed up the browsing capability. The customizing process can be done step by step as follows: -

Run your Firefox. Type in ''  '"about:config''  ' into the address bar and press Enter. Scroll down the page and look for ''  '"network.http.pipelining''  '", ''  '"network.http.proxy.pipelining''  ' and ''  '"network.http.pipelining.maxrequests''  '". You can also use the filter bar to search for these three entries.

Double click ''  '"network.http.pipelining''  ' and ''  '"network.http.proxy.pipelining''  ' . The ''  '"False''  ' value will automatically change to ''  '"True''  ' Value.

Double click ''  '"network.http.pipelining.maxrequests''  ' , change the integer value in the pop-up window to 12 or 16. By entering 12 or 16, this means it will make 12 or 16 requests at once to the responding server.

Finally, just select any of the browsers and do a right-click. Select ''  '"New''  ' followed by ''  '"Integer''  ' . There is a small pop-up box which requires you to enter the preference name. Just type in ''  '"nglayout.initialpaint.delay''  ' and set its value to "0" in a subsequent pop-up box. The default value in Firefox 4 is 600. This signifies to the browser to act immediately on the information it receives without waiting for any lapse of time.

Now restart your Firefox.

Your Firefox browser will be much faster after you have made the changes.


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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 04:20:02 PM »
New app allows sharing of mobile Internet access

Toronto: Travelling and looking for Internet access? A new smartphone app allows users to share mobile Web access for free with other people nearby who have the same app.

Called Open Garden, the app forms a mesh network that enables each person connected to it to relay it to other users.

"Every smartphone is a computer and a router, so we thought it was the right time to interconnect all of these devices together to make general access more ubiquitous," said Micha Benoliel, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based company Open Garden.
New app allows sharing of mobile Internet access

"As long as the devices are in proximity they recognize themselves seamlessly. If one device in the mesh has access to the Internet, then the other device can benefit from it," Benoliel added.

If a smartphone user with Open Garden is in a cafe or hotel and does not have access to Wi-Fi, but someone else does, the user can piggyback on the other person's connection.

Benoliel said the functionality could be especially useful for travelers eager to avoid hefty roaming charges.

"You can be traveling and arrive at an airport and instead of paying expensive roaming charges, you can just connect to someone in the airport who has Open Garden," he said.

When there is no direct Internet connection in the network, the app accesses the Web through links to other devices such as laptops or mobile phones. If the person whose connection is being shared leaves the network, the app automatically connects to the next best connection.

The app is available for Android devices, Windows and Mac. It works as a mesh network only if it has been installed by other people nearby to form the peer-to-peer connections.

Benoliel said the app can also be used to interconnect different devices, such as an iPhone and tablets, for free using the plan.

The company is working on features to help users limit who shares their Internet and data connections and how much data they want to allocate to the app.

In future versions, the company said users will be able to connect to social networks to specify desired network sharers.

Despite criticism from mobile carriers concerned about losing revenue, Benoliel said the app could benefit them by helping to decongest crowded 3G and 4G networks by offloading them to WiFi, where there is more capacity.




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