Posts Tagged ‘malicious’

Mozilla Firefox Add-on Signing has started

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Yeah, this is sort of a hassle, but it’s for our own good.

Mozilla announced in February 2015 that it would require add-ons to be signed in the near future to improve security and privacy for users of the browser. The idea here was to reduce the number of malicious extensions released for the browser and here especially those not distributed via Mozilla’s website through the verification of signatures.


Simple Solutions to Fix Flash Crashes when Using Firefox

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

If you’ve noticed that Flash has been crashing more often since the latest Firefox update, here are a few simple fixes that might help …

We review each new stable Firefox release here on Ghacks Technology News, and one recurring theme that we come across is that at least some users report issues with Adobe’s Flash Player after they have updated to the latest version of Firefox. While many users do not experience any issues, some do and it can be a frustrating experience, especially if you do not really know where to start troubleshooting the issue to resolve it.


This File Appears to be Malicious – Google Chrome Safe Browsing Protection

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

More and more companies are integrating stronger anti-virus measures into their browsers, and it’s about time too …

Chrome users on the developer channel or Canary will see download warnings if they try to download a file on a website that matches the list of malicious websites published by Google’s Safe Browsing Api. The warning reads “This file appears to be malicious. Are you sure you want to continue” with options to discard and save. The options may cause quite the confusion among users, and it would probably have been better if Google would have simply added Yes and No buttons to the prompt