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Problematic extensions

Problematic extensions
From MozillaZine Knowledge Base This article lists some extensions that are known to cause problems. There are hundreds of extensions, and most problems are not listed here. If you do not find the problem listed below, follow the steps outlined in the Standard diagnostic - Firefox article. Extensions are not written by Mozilla and they are not tested with the browser or in combination with each other. Updating extensions can solve many problems. Most extensions can be disabled or uninstalled in Firefox using the Add-ons manager ("Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions") although a few extensions may present removal problems. Related:  security & privacyBrowsing

Has the flawed password system finally had its day? 29 August 2014Last updated at 06:33 ET By Paul Rubens Technology reporter Could biometrics and other systems replace easily forgettable passwords? Passwords are a pain. We choose simple words that are easy to remember, but equally easy for hackers to guess. Yet we still forget them. The reported theft of 1.2 billion email passwords by Russian hackers earlier this month was just the latest in a long string of major password security breaches that have led some people to wonder if the use of passwords should be abandoned. But what are the alternatives? One low-cost option, according to Dr Ant Allan, an authentication expert at Gartner Research, could be biometrics, making use of the microphones, cameras and web cams most computers and mobile devices are equipped with. The simplest way to log on might be through facial recognition - or "authentication by selfie," as Dr Allan calls it - because it would require the user to do nothing more than look at their computer or mobile screen.

Conveniently searching Wikipedia 1. Bookmarklets A bookmarklet is a piece of Javascript code which can be used as an ordinary bookmark in a web browser. The bookmarklets below send the currently highlighted text to the search engine of the English Wikipedia and then display the results in a new browser window. If no text is highlighted when the bookmarklet is activated, a popup dialog appears and allows the user to enter search terms. If they don't enter any search terms, they will be sent to the Wikipedia main page. Netscape and Mozilla If your Bookmarks Toolbar (a place to store commonly used bookmarks right under the location box) is not shown, choose View->Toolbars->Bookmarks Toolbar. Alternatively, you can right-click on this link and select Add bookmark. Note: Tested on Netscape 4.7/Windows, Netscape 4.76/Linux, Mozilla 0.9.6/Windows, Mozilla 1.6b/Linux, Firefox 1.5/Windows. Internet Explorer When you start the bookmarklet for the first time, you may get a security warning. Note: Tested on IE 5.5, IE 6.0. Opera 2. 3.

Access Any Website Or Forum Without Registering Visit any forum or website to find something useful and they will ask you to register. Every time a forum asks me to register, I simply close the site. You would probably do the same. Before I begin, you should know how things work. First grab the add-on for Firefox called ‘user agent’ here and install it. Select User Agent from the left sidebar and click Add. crawl-66-249-66-1.googlebot.com and in user agent field type: Googlebot/2.1 (+ as shown in the screenshot below. Select Google Bot as your User Script by going to Tools > User Agent Switcher. Now browse any website or forum without registering. Advertisement

Surveillance, piratage, addiction : pourquoi les portables sont en train de devenir nos pires ennemis Les dangers pour notre vie privée Atlantico : Des chercheurs de l'université de Stanford et du groupe israélien Rafael, autorité israélienne pour le développement d'armes et de technologie militaire, ont prouvé qu'il était possible de transformer le gyroscope (outil servant à orienter l'écran en fonction de la gravité) des smartphones en un micro pour mettre sur écoute le propriétaire de l'appareil. Comment une telle chose est-elle possible ? Jérémie Zimmermann : Les gyroscopes sont suffisamment sensibles pour percevoir les vibrations du son. Alors un gyroscope dans un smartphone… c'est une possibilité d'espionnage supplémentaire. Des chercheurs en sécurité informatique russes ont récemment trouvé un logiciel espion sur les téléphones mobiles qui avait infecté des appareils à très grande échelle, et permettait aux pirates de récupérer des photos, des contacts, et potentiellement d'activer des fonctions à distance. Jérémie Zimmermann : Ce serait une très bonne solution.

HTML Mail - Send HTML Emails Online Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and most other popular email programs support HTML email (Rich Text) but neither of the programs offer you an option to compose email messages directly using HTML markup. That's where HTML Mail fits in. To get started, sign-in with your Gmail or Google Account. Then compose an email message inside the WYWIWYG editor, add the recipient's email address, add a subject and and send it to anyone with a click. The app only requires permission to send mails through your Gmail account. Internally, the app sends emails on your behalf using the official Gmail API and thus a copy of the mail will be available in your Gmail Sent Items folder. This is not an anonymous service as we pull your email address from your Gmail account and use that as the From: email address in the header of the outgoing message.

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