What to do if you’re a phishing victim

Figures don't lie, the old aphorism goes, but liars can figure. And after nearly 20 years covering technology, I've realized that you could update that saying to: Benchmarks don't lie, but liars can

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Bill Snyder

Mozilla backtracks on scrubbing Firefox version numbers

Mozilla will not scrub the version number from Firefox's "About" box after all, putting an end to an often-heated debate that first surfaced two weeks ago. "There are no plans to adjust the

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Gregg Keizer and John Ribeiro

Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS

Published on: July 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Google updates Chrome with safe browsing feature

Google on Tuesday updated Chrome to version 12, adding a new tool that warns users when they've downloaded files from dangerous Web sites. The company also patched 15 bugs in the browser and

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Free browser toolbar helps improve your Web site’s SEO

Part art and part science, search engine optimization is not for the faint of heart, what with its ever-changing rules and potential for spectacular disasters. The stories of JCPenney and DecorMyEyes, in particular, have recently provided a vivid

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Mozilla plans to force Firefox 3.5 users to upgrade

Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of the aged Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by taking the unprecedented step of automatically upgrading their browser. Firefox 3.5, which debuted in

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Browser battle: Google Chrome 10 vs Mozilla Firefox 4

It's been a busy week for Web browsers. Chrome 10 was released a few days ago, and today sees the release candidate of Firefox 4. I decided to take a look at the two open source browser platforms

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Vancouver contest prompts Google to patch Chrome browser

Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.The company has a lot on the line at Pwn2Own, which runs March 9-11

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Top four Firefox add-ons for business users

Many businesses have switched away from Internet Explorer in the past few years, and while Firefox is a popular tool in the corporate world, few workers exploit its full power. However, just a handful of free extensions

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Kier Thomas

Google adds support to ‘do not track’ movement

A day after Mozilla said it was exploring a "Do Not Track" feature for Firefox, Google today announced a Chrome add-on that lets users opt out of tracking cookies that monitor their movement

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Skype add-on banned by Firefox

Mozilla yesterday blocked a Skype add-on for Firefox, saying it caused more then 40,000 crashes of the browser last week and seriously slowed page loading.One Mozilla manager called Skype a "repeat offender" when

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

App Store for Web browsers coming soon

By Katherine Noyes Along with its audited financial statements indicating a revenue increase of 34 percent last year, Mozilla late last week also published a "State of Mozilla" report providing a glimpse at

Published on: November 30th, 2010 IDG News Service

Top 5 new browser features debuted in 2010

The browser wars have changed. During the last couple of years, the four or five leading browsers have all greatly improved--to the point that the choice often comes down to taste or political

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Fight Firesheep hackers with this free tool

If the news of Firesheep--a simple Firefox extension that allows anyone to hijack social networking or webmail sessions over unprotected WiFi networks--has you worried, a free tool to protect you from Firesheep and

Published on: November 25th, 2010 John P. Mello Jr.