Future Firefox takes tougher stance on mixed content

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Future Firefox takes tougher stance on mixed content

Future Firefox takes tougher stance on mixed content

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:52 PM PDT

Mixed Content Blocking is coming to Firefox.

(Credit: Mozilla)

Mozilla is taking steps to lock down mixed content Web sites for Firefox in an update Friday to Firefox 23 Aurora.

In Firefox 23 Aurora, the pre-beta version of the browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Mozilla will block by default Mixed Active Content. Mixed content is a term that refers to a Web site secured with HTTPS that loads some of its content, such as images or scripts, from standard HTTP sources, and can lead to eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Star Apps: Penny Arcade's Tycho

Posted: 17 May 2013 10:18 AM PDT

As one of the longest-running and most successful Web comics of all time, Penny Arcade has garnered an enormous and devoted fanbase who lives for the topical, no-holds-barred commentary of gamer characters John "Gabe" Gabriel and Tycho Brahe. The Web comic has also spawned the annual gaming convention PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) and multiple video games.

In a recent e-mail interview with Download.com, Penny Arcade's co-creator and writer Jerry Holkins, the man behind Tycho, discussed, among other things, his experiences developing games, current gaming trends, and his top five mobile game apps.

Penny Arcade's illustrator Mike Krahulik (left) and writer Jerry Holkins (right), hard at play.

(Credit: Penny Arcade)

When is On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Part 4 coming out? Really, really soon. Like actually soon, and not Internet soon. I actually stopped writing it, so I could reply to these questions! [laughs] It didn't make financial sense to port it to other platforms this time, though; sorry about that. Steam was far and away the best performer, so we need to focus there.

Do you plan to keep making games afterward? I would like to. I like writing, just in general, and games are another thing to write. I also like to collaborate--even my... [Read more]



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