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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#744 Mozilla launches Test Pilot, a Firefox add-on for trying experimental new features
Mozilla today launched Test Pilot, a program for trying out experimental Firefox features. To try the new functionality Mozilla is offering for its browser, you have to download a Firefox add-on from testpilot.firefox.com and enable an experiment. The main caveat is that experiments are currently only available in English (though Mozilla promises to add more languages “later this year”).

Test Pilot is supposed to help Mozilla figure out which features should ship and how they should work, by letting users provide feedback and suggestions to the teams behind each one. You can turn each experiment on and off at any time (there will be bugs, so this will naturally come in handy), and the add-on explains what information you’re sharing with Mozilla to help the team understand how the feature is used.
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#749 Attackers targeting critical SAP flaw since 2013
#748 Viking horde malware co-ops Android devices for ad fraud
#747 Microsoft zero-day exposes 100 companies to PoS attack
#746 Malware parasites feed on PerezHilton.com gossip fans
#745 Wendy’s: Credit cards breach affected 5% of restaurants
#744 Mozilla launches Test Pilot, a Firefox add-on for trying experimental new features
#743 Backdoor as a software suite: How TinyLoader distributes and upgrades PoS threats (PDF)
#742 Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2016-05-10
#741 Software security suffers as startups lose access to Google’s virus data
#740 Adobe warns of Flash zero-day, patches Acrobat
#739 Microsoft patches JScript, VBScript flaw under attack
#738 Internet Explorer zero-day exploit used in targeted attacks in South Korea
#737 Checking in with spear phishing, criminals check out with hotel credit card data
#736 IBM’s Watson supercomputer takes on security
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