Mozilla Archive

Impact of Cyber Risk


BBC reports from the RSA conference in San Fransisco about the heartfelt plea made by Michael Chertoff, the US homeland security chief, to save the world (or at least the US) from threats comparable to the worst of all. He pointed out that securing the nation’s internet highways and byways was a job the federal […]

Smart Cards made easy on Linux and Firefox


The managing of smart cards on Linux has never been easy. There are various projects dedicated to providing drivers and libraries to standard interfaces like PKCS11, most notably the OpenSC project. However despite the hard work and some really good tools these projects produced, there was nothing the more casual user could use easily (and […]

Goodbye Netscape…


…or the King is dead, long live the King!
Browsing over the latest news at the BBC web site I came across this message. And so I was reading that the browser that helped kick-start the commercial web is to cease development because of lack of users. The browser in question is of course the good […]

New Commitment for Thunderbird


Yesterday Mozilla announced its new commitment for Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand. A new organization will be founded which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, just like the Mozilla Corporation (Firefox). The organization is going to be headed by David Ascher, previously CTO of ActiveState. […]

Another Mozilla security hole!


After Mozilla had some hard time fixing a Password Manager bug, which exposed passwords willingly and without the users consent to different sites, it seems that there is another yet controversial security problem surfacing:
You browse the Internet as we all do and from time to time you come across various login facilities. Being it a […]

Community reports back!


This report was compiled from hundreds of comments, ideas and suggestions made to various web blogs, wikis and mailing lists, due to the recent Email call to action by Mitchell Baker. It aims to provide an overview of the information we found important, ordered by feasibility and relevance, with possible suggestions for a future road […]

Bird has wings, but can it fly?


Thunderbird is a quite capable mail client for most common platforms such as Windows, Macintosh and Linux, which is part of the Mozilla product family. Together with the Lightning Calendar extension and Sync Kolab allows not only to read and write mail or keep up with news groups, but also track the schedule of yourself […]

Europe loves Firefox, USA not so much


According to XiTi Monitor, European countries saw an increase in Firefox usage up to almost 50% (Slovenia) and an average of 27.8% overall. Germany is also showing very strong with over 38%, whereas Denmark is trailing with only 15%.