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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hadron, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    I can see this being good for security by making it more difficult to redirect your lookup. I don't see where it will do anything for privacy. You're still going to be served the site you looked up. I would think that would still be traceable.
     
  2. DOSawaits

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    With those "shiny new DNS" toys, while I previously had to trust my ISP, I'm now handling my browser habits to another commercial firm (including Google?)
    Thanks, but no thanks.
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    In USA ISPs can collect what it's client browse and sell it to advertising industry.
    I would not trust Google, but Cloudflare has different business model and promises not holding logs for more than 24 hours. This claim is going to be backed by independent auditor.
     
  4. Victek

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    Cloudflare is also going to invite auditing company headquartered in Netherland.
     
  8. xxJackxx

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    Ok, I'll be the one to ask this question... That's great that they delete their logs within 24 hours. But... does any 3rd party have access to them during that 24 hours?
     
  9. Minimalist

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    They say this:
    Somewhere I also read that they don't store logs on disks. So I guess they store them only in memory and then flush it each day.
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    Good if it's true. I've been using it. Seems good so far.
     
  11. Victek

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    How are you finding the performance? It tested a little faster than Google Public DNS at my location with Gibson's DNS Check, but I expect it varies - Cloudflare is still in the process of building out the infrastructure.
     
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    I'm finding the performance to be good. Better than any of the other options I have tried (Norton, OpenDNS, Quad9, Google, etc.) Probably not as many people on it yet.
     
  13. Hadron

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    Something that has bugged me in current versions of Firefox is when they combined browsing and download history settings together.
    This meant that you had to have Firefox remember both your browsing and download history or not remember both. There is no separate option like there was in earlier Firefox versions.

    I have no need for Firefox to remember my completed downloads. I just don't understand the need for it, but the only way to disable it is to disable both browsing and download history.

    But the Download Cleaner Lite Add-on solves this problem. It works well. *puppy*
     
  14. Victek

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    Now that's a cool tool. Thanks! :thumb:
     
  15. Hadron

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    I was cleaning it up manually until I found that. :isay:
     
  16. mood

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    Firefox Follows Chrome and Blocks the Loading of Most FTP Resources
    April 10, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...and-blocks-the-loading-of-most-ftp-resources/
     
  17. Hadron

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    I've used FTP a lot over the years. Even Mozilla use FTP.
    But as far as I understand subresources, I don't think it affects direct links.
     
  18. Brummelchen

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    the article is quite precisely when ftp is allowed/usable or not

    allowed
    blocked
    even the first sentence should be enough
     
  19. mood

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    Mozilla Has Started Gradually Enabling TLS 1.3 in Firefox
    April 12, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...started-gradually-enabling-tls-13-in-firefox/
     
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    Firefox Notes get a big update with multi-note support
    Mozilla improved the Firefox Notes Test Pilot experiment several times in recent months; new functionality includes multi-notes support and support for Notes exports.
    April 22, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/22/firefox-notes-get-a-big-update-with-multi-note-support/
     
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    Firefox Improves CSRF Protection With Support For Same-Site Cookies
    April 24, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...rotection-with-support-for-same-site-cookies/
     
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    Firefox will show sponsored content that’s personalized but private
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...sored-content-thats-personalized-but-private/
     
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    Firefox: Downloads highlighted on New Tab Page
    If things go as planned, Mozilla Firefox will soon display recent downloads in the highlights section of the browser's default New Tab Page.
    May 4, 2018
    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/04/firefox-downloads-highlighted-on-new-tab-page/
     
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    Firefox 60 and Firefox 60 ESR Differences
    Firefox 60 and Firefox 60 ESR offer identical functionality for the most part. Firefox 60 ESR supports only WebExtensions, and it supports most features that are supported by Firefox 60.
    May 8, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/08/firefox-60-and-firefox-60-esr-differences/
     
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    Firefox 60's WebAuthn API: No Password Required
    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/firefox-60s-webauthn-api-no/
     
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