Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

If you surf the internet using Firefox web browser at night, you will find the white background and dark text too bright for the eyes. To change the background to black and light text, use the Dark Background and Light Text 0.5.5 add-on in Firefox.

Add-on is available in Firefox and it’s source code at . . . → Read More: Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

Workaround to the Android Web Browser Vulnerability on old devices

If you are one of those who has an older Android device, you are vulnerable to the Android Web Browser vulnerability, whose patch may have not been released by your handset manufacturer. There is still hope for you to keep yourself safe and secure by any of the following methods:

Disable the internal default web . . . → Read More: Workaround to the Android Web Browser Vulnerability on old devices

Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old . . . → Read More: Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

View Brighttalk Webinars on Android phone

If you constantly use Brighttalk (https://www.brighttalk.com) to educate yourself or attend Webinars they host, you can now view those on your Android phone. Use the Chrome browser or the new Brighttalk mobile app from the Google Play Store.

netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Upon starting Firefox and web browsing, when I perform a netstat -tuape, I find a network connection opened and shut down which points to a server *.clients.your-server.de.

Upon further investigation with $ sudo netstat -tuape <enter>

it was found that this shows up each time I start up Firefox and enter a URL to visit. . . . → Read More: netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

There are times when we need more privacy. Fortunately for users of Sony Xperia phones, it is possible to Disable pre-installed stock applications in Settings -> Apps -> Running -> Google Chrome and press on the Disable button. Next you can install the Opera Browser from the Google Play Store. Do not choose the Opera . . . → Read More: Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

How to remove Swiftfox in Ubuntu 12.04

If you have installed Swiftfox, an alternative browser to Firefox, in Ubuntu 12.04, you can remove it using the following command in a terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install aptitude <enter> $ sudo aptitude purge swiftfox-prescott <enter>

If you try to remove it with apt-get or dpkg, you will not find the package. However, aptitude finds . . . → Read More: How to remove Swiftfox in Ubuntu 12.04

Test web browser vulnerabilities at browserscope.org

You can identify the vulnerabilities open for your web browser by visiting http://www.browserscope.org. This gives you an opportunity to look for a patch for any vulnerabilities eliminated by your browser software developer.

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