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Towards parallelizing the layout engine of firefox
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* Atom, Core, and VTune are trademarks or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. JavaScript is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, registered in the United States and other countries. Firefox is the trademark

The Launching of Mozilla Firefox-A Case Study in Community-Led Marketing
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Free/Libre/Open source software (FLOSS) refers to generally free programs that provide access not just to the executable program, but also the source code (ie, the raw instructions that run the program). FLOSS products are now common at all levels in the computing Abstract Open Source Software Development appears to depart radically from conventional notions of software engineering. In particular, requirements for Open Source projects seem to be asserted rather than elicited. This paper examines features of the latest major

Malicious firefox extensions
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The purpose of this paper is to warn Mozilla Firefox users about the risk associated with browser extensions, especially the fact that Firefox extensions are more dangerous than ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer. Interestingly, the lack of security of ActiveX controls is

About closed-door free/libre/open source (FLOSS) projects: Lessons from the MozillaFirefox developer recruitment approach
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A Field of Study Keywords: Cave, Developer Recruitment, Firefox, FLOSS, Group Size, Open Source Software. I sent the club a wire stating-" PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNA- TION. I DON'T

Passwords for both mobile and desktop computers: ObPwd for Firefox and Android
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Abstract Many users now access password-protected accounts and websites alternately from desktop machines, and mobile devices (eg, smartphones, tablets). The input mechanisms of the mobile devices are often miniature physical or virtual on-screen

Firefox
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Click on Safari in your Safari menu, located at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled About Safari. A dialog box will now appear containing the browser's version number. The first number, located outside of the parenthesis, is the

Vulnerabilities in browsers: Trends in Internet Explorer and Firefox
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Abstract Since the browsers serve as the gateway to the web, vulnerabilities in browsers can have great impact. Recently there has been considerable debate about the vulnerabilities in the two major browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which represent

The Greasemonkey Firefox Add-On for Altering Display of Data in a Web-Based Electronic Medical Record
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Abstract: Outcomes assessment for intervention studies requires blinding of reviewers to prevent bias. We used Mozilla Firefox and the Greasemonkey Add-on to remove notes generated for intervention patients during a randomized controlled trial to ensure blinding

Entic Embedding Firefox in Tk
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Abstract This paper describes Entice-a Tcl/Tk extension that allows multiple Firefox windows to be embedded into Tk and controlled from a Tcl/Tk application. Entice brings to Tcl/Tk applications on X11 similar functionality to that provided by using Internet Explorer and

A survey of firefox extension api use
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Abstract Mozilla Firefox provides third-party developers with a framework for writing extensions to add functionality to the browser. Extensions have unfettered access to browser privileges: extensions can snoop on web content, delete files from the hard drive, and

Private Cross-page Movie Recommendations with the Firefox add-on OMORE
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Abstract. Online stores and Web portals bring information about a myriad of items such as books, CDs, restaurants or movies at the user's fingertips. Although, the Web reduces the barrier to the information, the user is overwhelmed by the number of available items.

Adding XMP support to Firefox.
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Abstract XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) is an RDF-based framework of Adobe Systems Incorporated that supports the embedding of metadata in application files. If it becomes widely used on the web, it will provide a rich source of metadata to semantic web

Perseus: A Coding Theory-based Firefox Plug-in to Counter Botnet Activity
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Abstract Most of the activity of botnets is based on the ability to listen and analyze http streams to retrieve and collect sensitive data (email address, login/password, credit card numbers). This paper present an operational solution to counter botnets' activity through

A Firefox Extension for Detecting Stored Cross Site Scripting Attack on a Webpage
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Abstract Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a form of code injection attacks. It involves injection of HTML tags into user fields provided by websites which are then sent to a user's web browser. In the browser, Javascript is executed and used to transfer sensitive data to

Exploiting Firefox Extensions
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Page 1. Exploiting Firefox Extensions EUSecWest 09 K, London Roberto Suggi Liverani Nick Freeman 1 Page 2. Who The Heck Are We 3 Page 4. Introduction What are Firefox extensions Its just software. Equivalent of ActiveX What extensions do

INTERNET EXPLORER AND FIREFOX: WEB BROWSER FEATURES COMPARISION AND THEIR FUTURE
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ABSTRACT Internet technology is one of the utmost inventions of our era and has contributed significantly in distributing and collecting data and information. Effectiveness and efficiency of the process depends on the performance of the web browser. Internet

Smart Search: A Firefox Add-On to Compute a Web Traffic Ranking
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Search engines results are typically ordered according to some notion of importance of a web page as well as relevance of the content of a web page to a query. Web page importance is usually calculated based on some graph theoretic properties of the web.

Featherweight Firefox
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Abstract We offer a formal specification of the core functionality of a web browser in the form of a small-step operational semantics. The specification accurately models the asynchronous nature of web browsers and covers the basic aspects of windows, DOM

Mozilla Firefox Making Peace With the Library's Browser
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1. Bookmarks: Under this tab, you can bookmark your favorite pages, and sort them into relevant groupings. You can also import links that you've compiled from other browsers. 2. Tools: Monitors your extensions (see next page), enables you to clear out private data,

Concrete Architecture of Mozilla Firefox (version 2.0. 0.3)
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Abstract In the assignment 1 report, we developed a conceptual architecture of Mozilla Firefox version 2.0. 0.3 which described Firefox's fundamental subsystems. In this report, we will provide a description of the concrete architecture of Firefox's Necko subsystem, as

Mozilla Firefox Extension for Transliteration of Native Indian Phonetic Scripts
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ABSTRACT Indian phonetic scripts have common phonetic bases which are derived from the ancient Brahmi script. They have more or less the same arrangement of alphabets that are highly phonetic in nature very well organized. Problems arise when a person doesn't

Eco-Friendly Web Page Printing Add-on for Mozilla Firefox
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Abstract Web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. At present various desktop web browsers are available such as Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox,

Analysis and Design of Prefetching Framework for Mozilla Firefox
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Abstract:The presence of number of web sites has increased the user's attraction towards web objects. This tremendous use came up with the future requests prediction depending upon the current and past access behaviour. Use of Internet has boomed up a lot since

OVERTAKING FIREFOX PROFILES
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Abstract:We present newly-found vulnerabilities in the Firefox Android Application. Exploiting them allows a malicious application to successfully derandomize the Firefox profile directory name in a practical amount of time and exfiltrate sensitive data (such as

Open UX design practice: the case of Firefox
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ABSTRACT We describe open UX design using the Firefox web browser as a case study. We analyze the social complexity of integrating UX practices into an open source project using activity awareness, a framework for describing team performance. Through this

Security Model of Firefox OS
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Firefox OS (also known as FF OS or B2G for Boot To Gecko) is Mozilla's operating system for smartphones. It aims at creating an open source platform for mobiles, using open web technologies. It is developed around three major software layers, from the lowest to the

Emerging Mobile Platforms: Firefox OS and Tizen
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target the booming market of mobile web applications (webapps). A traditional mobile webapp is, essentially, a web page (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) that is accessible through a special web--rendering component of a

Wirefox–A Measurement Plug-In for Firefox
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Abstract Network failure troubleshooting is a difficult task mostly involving human interaction. While fault identification can be done with active measures such as traceroutes or network tomography, the detection of a fault may not be trivial. Looking for ways to automate the

CrossFire: An Analysis of Firefox Extension-Reuse Vulnerabilities
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Abstract:Extension architectures of popular web browsers have been carefully studied by the research community; however, the security impact of interactions between different extensions installed on a given system has received comparatively little attention. In this

Automated Web Macros for Firefox
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Abstract: Bookmarks have been used on the web since a very long time. They are Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) which help to store particular pages on the web. With the growth of the web however, new technologies have come up making the web more dynamic. This

FIRe: Firefox for Computer Security Incident Reporting and Coordination
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Abstract Information Security breaches are on the increase and adversaries are regularly coming up with new tools and techniques to compromise the information infrastructure. Effective incident information sharing and coordination during incident resolution is crucial

FIRE: FIREFOX FOR COMPUTER SECURITY INCIDENT REPORTING AND COORDINATION
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ABSTRACT Information Security breaches are on the increase and adversaries are regularly coming up with new tools and techniques to compromise the information infrastructure. Effective incident information sharing and coordination during incident resolution is crucial

Dynamic SVG generation under Firefox 1.5 using JavaScript, XML and XSLT
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Page 1. Dynamic SVG generation under Firefox 1.5 using JavaScript, XML and XSLT Dr. Thomas Meinike Dynamic SVG generation under Firefox 1.5 using JS, XML and XSLT [25/36] Firefox 1.5 SVG status Supported features (elements)

An Analysis of the Effect of Code Ownership on Software Quality across Windows, Eclipse, and Firefox
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Abstract:Ownership is a key aspect of large-scale software development. We examine the relationship between different ownership measures and software faults/failures in three large software projects drawn from different process domains: Windows Vista, the Eclipse

A Case Study on Software Branching: Mozilla and Firefox
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Abstract Many studies have been performed on software evolution on individual software products. To our best knowledge, there is few documented study on the co-evolution of branched software products. Software branching is commonly seen when adapting one

Prediction model for bug re-opens in Mozilla Firefox
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Abstract:-Bug fixing becomes the most crucial activity in the software development process. Fixing bugs accounts a large amount of time of software development task. Sometimes these bug fixes are incomplete or inappropriate and results in bug reopen. Reopened bugs

Tracking Protection in Firefox For Privacy and Performance
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Abstract:We present Tracking Protection in the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Tracking Protection is a new privacy technology to mitigate invasive tracking of users' online activity by blocking requests to tracking domains. We evaluate our approach and demonstrate a

in the Freeware Age: Assessing the Impact and Value of the Web 2.0 Movement for the Teaching of Writing Hacker Ethics Firefox Extensions: Writing
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Hacker Ethics 2 regarding the term are typically understoond in the context of an individual's duty to make their work available to the rest of the community . The free and open source mantra of information

SENTINEL: A DYNAMIC SECURITY POLICY CHECKER FOR FIREFOX EXTENSIONS
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A poorly designed web browser extension with a security vulnerability may expose the whole system to an attacker. Therefore, attacks directed at benign-butbuggy extensions, as well as extensions that have been written with malicious intents pose significant security


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