Security and safe browsing for Firefox

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

You installed Firefox.  How do you make it more secure for daily use?  How do the Mozilla developers ensure that they are doing all the right things?  How do you safely browse the Internet? These are not easy questions to answer, and  some of the answers will be system/OS-dependent. Security functionality in ...

Apple Pushes Safari to iTunes and QuickTime Users

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

If you use QuickTime or iTunes on Windows you might have seen something like this lately from your Apple Software Updates applet:

Set Internet Explorer and Firefox to maximize your security

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Modern browsers are much better than their predecessors at keeping your Web activity private and your data safe. Still, you may not have your browser configured to provide optimum security. Take a few minutes to give Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 a safety check. Batten down IE7's hatches The version of ...

Mozilla Introduces Firefox 3 Beta 4

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Mozilla introduced Beta 4 of Firefox 3 , with a boatload of stability fixes and a few improvements to the user interface. Mozilla says the beta -- like all the pre-release browser versions -- is for developers and testers only, but I've been using it as my primary browser since ...

Dropping Internet Explorer

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Last week, InfoWorld columnist Oliver Rist recommended that you stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your browser. He had good reason: The latest vulnerability reports point out some significant security holes in IE that aren?t going to be easily overcome. According to Rist (who is sitting behind me while I write ...