Warning: Disable Java in Your Web Browser Immediately

Java coffee and code
Java coffee and code
Java coffee and code (Image credit: Actualidad Informática)

On 10 January 2013, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a warning advising users to disable Java because a serious exploit found allows hackers to take control of users’ computers (Macs, PCs, Linux).

While waiting for Oracle to release a Java update fix, Apple had quietly disabled Java on Macs by blacklisting it. On the other hand, Mozilla promotes Firefox’s Click To Play feature which does not auto load Java plugin until you clicks to enable it.

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At Last, Firefox 15 Fixes Memory Leak Problem! Should You Switch?

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Firefox 15

Mozilla Firefox 15 has been released with silent background updates, support SPDY, and fixes memory leak problem. Should users who have switched to other web browser switch back to Firefox again?

Read on to learn more about Firefox 15 new features.

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The Web Browsers War [Poll Result]

poll result: what is your default web browser?

Previously, I asked you to vote your default web browser. Now, here is the poll result.

Google Chrome is the winner with 40% votes and followed closely by Mozilla Firefox. Safari has the 3rd place with 10.43%. Both Opera browser and Internet Explorer received similar votes and got 4th and 5th places respectively. Total votes: 115

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Download Firefox 3.6 RC1

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Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate (RC1) is now available for download.

Firefox 3.6 is build on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform (3.5 uses Gecko 1.9.1) with the following new features:

I installed Firefox 3.6 RC1 and “feel” (no serious testing done) that it is much faster than Firefox 3.5.7. The loading speed of Facebook homepage, which use A LOT of Javascript, is improved quite significant.

All the Firefox add-ons that I am using (20+ of them) are either support or compatible with Firefox 3.6 RC1. Great!

Have you installed Firefox 3.6 RC1 yet? Download it here.

Download Firefox 3.5, the fastest ever Firefox web browser

firefox 3.5 logoMozilla released Firefox 3.5 on June 30th, 2009. What’s new about it? Should you upgrade/install?

According to Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past years. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use.

What’s new in Firefox 3.5 for ?

Super Speed — believe it or not, Firefox 3.5 is 2 times faster than the previous version Firefox 3. 10 times faster than Firefox 2!

Private browsing — now you can surf porn privately with Firefox 3.5 new private browsing feature. When it is enabled, you won’t leave a single browsing fingerprint behind for others to discover.

Location-Aware browsing — when you visit a location-aware supported website, Firefox can tell the website about your location, with your permission, so you can find more relevant and more useful information.

Play audio and video without plugin — Firefox 3.5 now support HTML5

Get Firefox

Click here to download free Firefox 3.5. Or click here for Firefox in 70 different languages.

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