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  • Firefox 76 Now Available for Download with New Security Feature, PiP Improvements

    The Mozilla Firefox 76 open-source and cross-platform web browser is now available for download, ahead of tomorrow’s official launch.

    Slated for release on May 5th, 2020, the Firefox 76 release is now available for download from Mozilla’s FTP servers for all supported platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.

    This is another monthly update to one of the most used web browsers out there, bringing improvements to the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, such as the ability to activate full-screen mode by double-clicking in the player window.

  • Firefox 77 Nightly Adds Initial AV1 Image File Support (AVIF)

    Exciting times in Mozilla land as in addition to the recent Wayland improvements along with Flatpak availability and WebGPU support coming together, the newest Firefox Nightly builds now have AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) support.

    AVIF is the image format based on the AV1 coding scheme and using the HEIF file format (High Efficiency Image File Format). AVIF is capable of both lossy and lossless compression, HDR, animated image sequences, and other features. AVIF 1.0 was finalized last year and since then has received considerable interest from the likes of Netflix for being superior than JPEG.

Mozilla Firefox 76 (Stable) Is Now Available for Download

  • Mozilla Firefox 76 (Stable) Is Now Available for Download

    A new version of Mozilla Firefox is now available for download, with an official announcement, which would also include a detail look at what’s been changed in this update, expected later today.

    According to Mozilla’s release calendar, Firefox 76 is projected to go live on May 5, but the company has already updated its servers with the new version.

    So if you can’t wait for Mozilla to officially introduce the new browser, you can very well head over to the download page and get the whole thing yourselves.

Firefox 76 Released with Audio Worklets Support

  • Firefox 76 Released with Audio Worklets Support

    Mozilla Firefox 76 was released today with improved online account protections and Zoom support.

    Firefox 76 features Lockwise password manager improvements, including protection to saved passwords in “Logins and Passwords” page, display vulnerable password alert and website breach alert, and automatically generate secure, complex passwords to more sites.

Audio worklets and other tricks, passwords

  • Hacks.Mozilla.Org: Firefox 76: Audio worklets and other tricks

    A new version of your favourite browser is always worth looking forward to, and here we are with Firefox 76! Web platform support sees some great new additions in this release, such as Audio Worklets and Intl improvements, on the JavaScript side. Also, we’ve added a number of nice improvements into Firefox DevTools to make development easier and quicker.

  • More reasons you can trust Firefox with your passwords

    There’s no doubt that during the last couple of weeks you’ve been signing up for new online services like streaming movies and shows, ordering takeout or getting produce delivered to your home. All of those new accounts need unique, strong passwords to be secure, which you can now generate, manage and protect more easily with Firefox Lockwise.

Firefox 76 Released with New Password Protections...

  • Firefox 76 Released with New Password Protections, Better Picture in Picture Mode

    The latest update to the perennially popular web browser sees a raft of security-minded enhancements introduced, including “added protection to keep your passwords safe.”

    How does the browser do that? Well assuming you use Firefox Lockwise (the built-in password manager included in Firefox) then you will now be notified when a website you have saved login info for is breached.

76.0 Firefox Release

  • 76.0 Firefox Release

    With today’s release, Firefox strengthens protections for your online account logins and passwords, with innovative approaches to managing your accounts during this critical time:

    Firefox displays critical alerts in the Lockwise password manager when a website is breached;
    If one of your accounts is involved in a website breach and you've used the same password on other websites, you will now be prompted to update your password. A key icon identifies which accounts use that vulnerable password.
    Automatically generate secure, complex passwords for new accounts across more of the web that are easily saved right in the browser;
    You have been able to access and see your saved passwords under Logins and Passwords easily under the main menu. If your device happens to be shared among your family or roommates, the latest update helps to prevent casual snooping over your shoulder. If you don’t have a master password set up for Firefox, Windows and macOS now requires a login to your operating system account before showing your saved passwords.

  • Firefox 76 Released With WebRender Improvements, Better Security

    Firefox 76.0 is out today as the newest feature release to Mozilla's web browser.

    On the Linux front one of the notable changes with Firefox 76 is enabling VA-API Wayland acceleration for all video codecs, building off the Wayland/VA-API work found in last month's Firefox 75.

    Firefox 76.0 also features a variety of security improvements around account logins / password management, continued Picture-In-Picture video improvements, support for audio worklets for more advanced audio processing, continued roll-out of WebRender functionality, security improvements, and a variety of other improvements.

  • Firefox 76.0

    Firefox 76.0 has been released. This version features a number of improvements to password management, Picture-in-Picture allows a small video window to follow you around as you work, and support for Audio Worklets has been added, allowing more complex audio processing. The release notes have more details.

The Firefox password manager now tells you when you use

  • The Firefox password manager now tells you when you use leaked passwords

    Mozilla has released today Firefox 76 to the Stable desktop channel for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This new release comes with with bug fixes, new features, and security patches.

    The highlight of the Firefox 76 release is a suite of new features added to Firefox's built-in password manager, also known as Firefox Lockwise (available at about:logins).

    Starting with Firefox 76, Mozilla says that Lockwise will now begin prompting users to enter their Mac or Windows OS account credentials before revealing any passwords in cleartext.

Firefox update offers better password security

  • Firefox update offers better password security and proper Zoom support

    Do you use Firefox as your web browser? Have you heard that the latest version of Firefox will now alert you of security breaches and protect your saved passwords?

    The stable version of Firefox 76 for desktop is now available for download, and its new features include upgrades meant to keep your passwords safer than before. To start with, the browser’s Lockwise password manager now displays critical alerts in a red box if any of the websites you saved has been breached. In addition, it will now prompt you to change your password if one of your accounts is involved in a breach and you’ve reused that same password for other websites.

Firefox 76 arrives with password management and Zoom improvement

  • Firefox 76 arrives with password management and Zoom improvements

    Mozilla today launched Firefox 76 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Firefox 76 includes new Firefox Lockwise password functionality, Zoom improvements, and a handful of developer features. You can download Firefox 76 for desktop now from, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. According to Mozilla, Firefox has about 250 million active users, making it a major platform for web developers to consider.

    The coronavirus is impacting not just everyone spending more time in their browsers as they learn and work from home, but also the software developers building the browsers. Google was forced to delay Chrome 81, skip Chrome 82 altogether, and move Chrome 83 up a few weeks. Microsoft followed suit with Edge’s release schedule, consistent with Google’s open source Chromium project, which both Chrome and Edge are based on. Last month, Mozilla made it clear that while “some of our competitors have had to slow down or stop work,” it is sticking with its 2020 Firefox release schedule.

Firefox 76 rolls out for Windows, macOS and Linux

  • Firefox 76 rolls out for Windows, macOS and Linux with ‘Lockwise’, Zoom improvements and more

    Firefox has unveiled its version 76 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The highlight of the new browser version by Mozilla is the Firefox Lockwise password functionality. This comes alongside some Zoom improvements and a few developer-based features. You can download Firefox 76 from the company’s website while the existing users will automatically get an update.

    The ‘Lockwise’ feature in Firefox 76 is essentially an in-built password manager. It also brings the ability to lets you copy-paste a password but adds a layer of security to it as well. “When you try to view or copy a password from your “Logins and Passwords” page, you will be prompted for your device’s account password before proceeding. Once the password is added, your credentials will be available to view and copy for up to five minutes,” adds the blog post.

Firefox 76 Released With Security Enhancement

  • Firefox 76 Released With Security Enhancement

    Firefox 76 has been released with security enhancement and tons of new additional features. Mozilla Firefox 76.0 is now available to download for Linux, Windows, and macOS. As mentioned in the release statement, Firefox strengthens protections for user’s online account logins and passwords.

    Firefox 76.0 supports Audio Worklets. With this feature, you can have ease while playing audio for VR and gaming on the web.

    You can also join Zoom calls on Firefox 76.0 without the need for any additional addons. When one of your accounts is involved in a security breach then it will alert you if you are using the same password in other accounts.

Firefox 76.0 released with critical security patches

  • Firefox 76.0 released with critical security patches – update now

    Firefox just published its latest now-every-fourth-Tuesday release, bringing numerous security fixes, including three denoted critical.


    Lockwise is Firefox’s combined mobile phone and browser-based password manager that now alerts you if it thinks you may have been affected by a data breach.

    Mozilla says that Firefox will tell you automatically if it thinks one of the websites where you have an account has been hit by a data breach.

Firefox 76 for Windows, Mac, Linux Brings Better Password...

  • Firefox 76 for Windows, Mac, Linux Brings Better Password Security and Enhanced Zoom Support

    Mozilla brought Firefox 76 for Windows, macOS, and Linux with new features and bug fixes on Tuesday. With the latest update of the Firefox Web browser, Firefox is making the protection of online account logins and passwords stronger. Firefox will display critical alerts in its Lockwise password manager if a saved website is breached. Moreover, if any of your accounts are involved in the breach and you have used the same password elsewhere, the Firefox will prompt you to change the password. You will also be able to use the Zoom app on Firefox now without any additional downloads.

    Firefox has brought several changes and additions in the update. In addition to the features mentioned above, Firefox has also made the login credentials safer for users who share their devices with others. It will now require a login to your operating system account before showing your saved passwords. Firefox has expanded Lockwise's ability to generate complex passwords for more websites. The update by Firefox around securing login credentials is quite timely as there has been a surge in people staying online while working from home.

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