Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.Firefox is officially available for Windows 7 or newer, macOS and Linux; its unofficial ports are available for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems including FreeBSD, Its sibling, Firefox for Android, is also available.

Firefox was created in 2002 under the codename “Phoenix” by the Mozilla community members who desired a standalone browser, rather than the Mozilla Application Suite bundle.During its beta phase, Firefox proved to be popular with its testers and was praised for its speed, security, and add-ons compared to Microsoft’s then-dominant Internet Explorer 6.

Firefox usage grew to a peak of 32.21% at the end of 2009,, Firefox has 9.52% usage share as a “desktop” browser, according to StatCounter, making it the second-most popular browser against Google Chrome with 71.15% ; usage share across all platforms is lower at 4.44% .

19 07, 2019

Uninstall These Eight Browser Extensions That Stole Data from Millions

July 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

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A massive data leak was recently discovered by cybersecurity researcher Sam Jidali, revealing private information for 45 major companies and millions of individuals. Dubbed “DataSpii” by Jidali and his team, the leak was perpetrated by innocent-looking Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that collected and distributed users’ browsing data—URLs that revealed private information about users and a long list of companies, including Apple, Walmart, Amazon, 23AndMe, SpaceX, Skype, and many more. (The full list is included in Jidali’s report.)

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