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Michael Coates, Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla explains how the security process works at the open source browser vendor. -
Mozilla today released Firefox 27, giving users of the open-source browser new security features and improved performance. There are 13 security advisories attached to the Firefox 27 release, four of them ranked as being critical.
Mozilla is out today with its Firefox 32 release, providing users of the open-source Web browser with new security fixes and features. Firefox 32 now provides support for public-key pinning, which enables enhanced security for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate authenticity.
Firefox 31 is now generally available, providing users of Mozilla's open-source web browser with multiple patches to improve security. For developers, the new release also provides new tools to help accelerate web application development
My personal opinion is that Firefox OS has a stronger privacy and security model than Android and iOS. I think Mozilla continues to be a champion of user privacy and security in everything it does and Firefox OS is no exception to that.
Hundreds of millions of users around the world freely benefit from Mozilla technologies, including Mozilla's open-source Firefox Web browser, but that doesn't mean Mozilla isn't making any money. Mozilla announced its 2012 earnings this week, reporting record revenue of $311 million. That figure is a far cry from where Mozilla started.
The open-source Mozilla Firefox Web browser has its roots in the Netscape browser that has long since faded from active use on the Web. Firefox has evolved significantly over the years from that historical base to become a leading light in the development of new Web technologies.
Mozilla, the open-source Web browser group behind Firefox, doesn't appear to have much to do with Google until you look at the bottom line. There, you'll find that 90 percent of Mozilla's revenue comes from Google.