Researchers discover new security flaws in Intel processors

Mozilla has rolled out a new release of its Firefox web browser today and the company says that this release is faster than any before it. Firefox’s speed did improve when Mozilla rolled out its Quantum browser last year but now it’s going to get even faster. That’s not something that ardent Firefox users are going to complain about, to be honest. To make Firefox faster, Mozilla has prioritized its performance management “to-do” list. It looked at the areas which it felt could be delayed in favor of making pages appear faster so that users can browser quicker.This involves delaying the set Timeout so that scripts for things that the user needs first are prioritized or not loading the auto-fill module if there’s not an actual form on the page to complete. Mozilla says that this should result in speed improvements between 40-80 percent.Keeping dozens of tabs open in the browser uses your PC’s memory and that results in lower performance. Firefox is now going to detect

Researchers discover new security flaws in Intel processors

ZombieLoad and Store-to-Leak Forwarding are two new exploits that have just been announced by TU Graz security researchers Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz and an international team.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

Firefox 67 focuses on speed, while adding new privacy controls for cryptomining and fingerprinting

With the release of Firefox 57 in 2017, Mozilla rebranded its open-source browser as Firefox Quantum and outlined ambitions to take the fight to market leader Google. Since then, Mozilla has ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Techspot

Firefox Gets Some Serious Speed Improvements

Mozilla has rolled out a new release of its Firefox web browser today and the company says that this release is faster than any before it. Firefox’s speed did improve when Mozilla rolled ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Ubergizmo

Firefox Quantum 67 Blazes Forward With Performance Boost And Cryptomining Blocker

Have you updated your web browser lately? If the answer is "no" and you are running Firefox (or Firefox Quantum, as Mozilla calls it these days), there is a new build available, version 67.0. ...

Tue 21 May 19 from HotHardware

Mozilla is making Firefox faster to compete with Chrome

Mozilla is promising big performance gains with its latest Firefox browser update today. The Mozilla community went through Firefox with a fine-tooth comb to identify areas where ...

Tue 21 May 19 from The Verge

Firefox is about to get much, much faster

Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out -- now it's set to get even faster. The latest release prioritizes its performance management "to-do" ...

Tue 21 May 19 from Engadget

Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness - CNET

Also new: better AV1 for 4K video and WebRender for swifter website display. But fewer people use Mozilla's open-source web browser each month.

Tue 21 May 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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