Browsing All posts tagged under »firefox«

Collusion: a plugin to visualize cookie trackers

July 9, 2012


All the relevant sites on the Internet use cookies in some way or another. All the cookies in our browser can be considered the digital traces we leave when we surf. Up until now I had difficulties understanding the dimension of the problem, or how much of me is potentially passed around without asking my […]

List of Convergence SSL notaries

October 13, 2011


I talked about Convergence before: Convergence: fixing SSL security New Convergence notaries emerge The main list of Convergence notaries is on this Wiki page: Notary list : share and find notaries! Notaries I suggest to add every notary on that list and immediately disable it in the Firefox add-on options, then take your time to […]

New Convergence notaries emerge

October 4, 2011


When I talked about Convergence (a new SSL paradigm that improves security while browsing HTTPS sites on Firefox) in this blog post, I noted that the system needed a kickstart to become effective. Luckily, new Convergence notaries start to emerge. SSL Labs now runs its own notary servers, here the details and the instructions to […]

Convergence: fixing SSL security

September 4, 2011


Today I discovered how broken is the current situation for SSL, HTTPS and Certification Authorities (CA), thanks to a Reddit post about a “BlackHat USA 2011” 48-minutes presentation that is very entertaining to follow: SSL And The Future Of Authenticity “too long; didn’t watch” Here’s a quick summary. The speaker tells a story of a […]

Browser plugin for Google Social Search

April 8, 2010


A plugin for Firefox, IE7, IE8 and Chrome that searches entries in your social circle using a new Google feature.

Bookmarklet to use Gmail with a clean browser window

June 9, 2009


I tried many ways to access Gmail with calendar functionalities: Evolution, Thunderbird+Lightning and the site itself, using the calendar tool in Gmail Labs. One problem with the latter option is that the browser window is clogged with the toolbar, file menu and other stuff. This simple bookmarklet will open Gmail in a new window […]

Links for 2009-05-16

May 17, 2009


Mozilla invites all comers on post-tab future But Microsoft just got here Having finally caught up to – and embraced – tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer, the ground could again be shifting for Microsoft.…

Flash 10 on Ubuntu Hardy

March 22, 2009


Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 is the current long term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu. It promotes stability and security over features and innovation. For that reason, the non-free version of Adobe Flash Player that can be installed through their repositories is still version 9. The problem is that my Firefox crashes often with Flash content, thus […]

A secure Firefox profile

March 20, 2009


How to create a secure Firefox profile to browse the web safely.