New Firefox Browser Feature Appears To Be Adware

With the release of Firefox 92 back in September Mozilla made a change that may well doom the browser. If you use Firefox you have probably already noticed it. When you start typing an address you will find sponsored Firefox contextual suggestions in a drop-down list. In simplest terms companies pay a premium to get put on the short list …

Internet Browser Firefox Will Soon Get SmartBlock Feature

There’s good news for anyone who uses the Firefox web browser. Beginning with the release of Firefox 87 which was released in March of this year (2021) Mozilla has introduced a new SmartBlock feature. The new feature helps ensure that when users enable ‘Strict Mode’ for their Tracking Protection that it will not break websites when blocking tracking scripts. The …

Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

In the world of internet browsers, most people only think of the Big Three: Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Occasionally, Firefox gets an honorable mention, but there are a whole raft of smaller browsers out there if you’re looking for an alternative to the majors. Recently, the little Opera browser made a significant change, becoming the first smaller browser to …

Microsoft Edge Will Redirect Users To HTTPS Secure Sites

If you’re a Microsoft Edge user, be aware. Beginning in July, with the release of Edge 92, the browser will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection any time they visit a website via the HTTP protocol. Microsoft is not alone in this, and in fact, is coming a bit late to the party. Chrome 90, released earlier this …

Internet Browsers Blocking Some Ports Due To Security Vulnerabilities

If you rely on TCP port 554, you’ll probably want to do a bit of reconfiguration. Last year, security researchers discovered a new version of the NAT Slipstream vulnerability that allowed hackers to deploy malicious scripts in order to bypass a website visitor’s NAT firewall and access any TCP/UDP port on the visitor’s internal network. If this issue sounds vaguely …

Alternative Search Engine Sees Huge Growth Amid Privacy Concerns

Google is unquestionably the dominant search engine on the web, but how secure is their position? If recent trends are any indication, they’re in no immediate danger. However, it’s clear that pressures are mounting on the search giant, and some of the company’s competitors are enjoying rampant growth. The privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is leading the charge here, enjoying a …

Microsoft Edge Browser Is Included With Latest Windows 10 Updates

Do you use Microsoft Edge? Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t care whether you do or not, they’re force-installing the browser on Windows 10 systems as part of their updates. Ostensibly, this is because the company is retiring their older versions of Edge and replacing them with the new Chromium-based edge. In order to make sure that all of the old versions are …

Windows 10 Halting Support For Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge

Recently, Microsoft made an announcement that may have a profound impact on your business if you’re still using Internet Explorer or the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. The Redmond giant published the dates when Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 will no longer support those browsers. Here are the dates you need to know:¬†As of November 30, 2020, Microsoft 365 will …

Enhanced Tracking Protection Rolling Out To Firefox Users

Cookies have been part of the internet experience since the early days of the web’s history. Advertisers commonly use them to track users. Many users don’t appreciate being tracked, and have made this known to the companies that make the most popular browsers in use today. These companies have responded to the wishes of their users in various ways. Rcently, …