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Mozilla Quietly Adds Features From Tor Browser to Firefox

In 2017, the developers at Mozilla have quietly added several features to Firefox that originated from the Tor Project’s Tor Browser. The new features come from the Tor Uplift project, which helps Mozilla integrate patches to Firefox that are used in the Tor Browser. The Tor Uplift project patches to Firefox help increase privacy and security, and the project has ... Read More »

Mozilla Vows to Keep up the Fight for Online Rights

Mozilla has once again taken a vow to fight for internet user’s privacy and net neutrality. The company unveiled it 2015 annual report Thursday, which stated that the company will continue to protect, and fight for online user’s privacy and rights. It stated that they have strong beliefs in transparency, user control, and trust when it comes to advocating for ... Read More »

Tor And Mozilla Working Together For More Protection Against Malware

The Tor browser’s primary function is to provide users with high level of protection and anonymity when they browse the internet. Lately, law enforcement authorities were carrying out attacks on individuals instead of the network itself by hacking their computers or the end points. This lead to the authorities learning the users’ IP addresses. Now, Tor Project’s and Mozilla’s team ... Read More »

Mozilla is Fixing a Major Flaw in Firefox

Mozilla has announced that it will be patching a flaw in Firefox that if exploited could be used to impersonate the victim’s browser software update server. Doing so would allow attackers to inject malicious code into the victim’s computer.  Mozilla also stated that the vulnerability can also be used to unmask Tor users. Tor developer Georg Koppen stated: “The security hole allows ... Read More »

Mozilla implementing Tor privacy features in Firefox builds

In 2014, The Tor Project announced that they would be forming a partnership with Mozilla, the company most known for the Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client. The two organizations still work in unison, sharing patches, bug fixes, and even high-capacity relays. In recent news, Mozilla fought to have the FBI release information regarding a Tor exploit – one that ... Read More »

Mozilla Stepping Up In the Fight Against the FBI’s NIT

Mozilla is finally taking part in the fight against the FBI, asking that they be the first provided with any and all information about the Tor vulnerability; even before it is provided to the defendant in the lawsuit. “At this point, no one (including us) outside the government knowns what vulnerability was exploited and whether it resides in any of ... Read More »