Bitdefender describes the current bleak picture of computer threats and presents future trends, illustrating his completely innovative methods that will enable businesses to deal with increasingly complex malware and targeted attacks.
In recent days Bitdefender organised an interesting press conference in Milan, in which we participated. The spokesperson for the company, a worldwide specialist in IT security technologies and an innovative solutions provider (its solutions protect more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries), painted the current scene and presented future trends explaining which strategies can be put in place to protect against new threats, which are becoming increasingly more complex.
Security is a top priority for any business (or at least it’s supposed to be …). Targeted attacks, which are increasingly more widespread, can be exploited by cyber-criminals to carry out industrial espionage, to steal intellectual property or confidential information, or simply to cause serious damage (such as the loss of data). (more…)
NoScript is one of the most appreciated extensions by Firefox users that seek to protect their systems when surfing the net. Thanks to to this extension it’s possible to block the execution of all kinds of incrusted scripts in any web page, avoiding suspicious websites to execute coding in our system if we enter. Due to the functioning of this extension, making it compatible with WebExtension format almost implicates its complete rewriting, including the help APIs from Mozilla.Nevertheless, what seemed like it was going to take months to arrive, hasn’t taken more than a couple days, and that’s how NoScript 10 just landed.
NoScript 10 is the new version of the wanted accessory for Firefox that, currently, functions on the native format WebExtension. The developer not only didn’t have time to launch it in time with Firefox 57, but also,the developer saw it very complicated to update it to the new format due to the limitations to access the resources, having to wait until Firefox 59, and the new API specialized for it, and the company.
Waterfox is a search engine that is to many the ideal substitute for Firefox. In fact it’s based on it. Alex Kontos, the developer, has launched a test compilation of the new Waterfox 56 to the public. It’s about an important new version sense it will pave the path for future versions of the search engine. The launch marks the beginning of a period of transition that moves Waterfox to the ESR branch of Firefox.
Firefox ESR, Extended Support Release, is a special version of Firefox designed for organisations or users who cant or dont want to update to the new version every six weeks approximately.
Moving the development from Waterfox to Firefox ESR wins a bit of time to develop a new version that combines some of the strengths of the classic Firefox with the functionality of the one. In summary, the future version of waterfox will be compatible with XUL y XPCOM, along with the inherited accessories, but also with new technologies like WebExtensions or the multi process architecture.