Yesterday Firefox team released yet another nightly version of Firefox 3 web browser.
Besides various bugs fixes, you can find some great improvements as well. Now you can resize your Firefox search and location bars which allow users to customize their Firefox 3 Alpha 8 Pre bars in any way they want. However, that’s not the only one great improvement. Firefox team made one more makeover. It’s a Vista menus look.
Thanks to Omega X for the screenshot.
If those improvements gives users what they want, then I would like to praise Firefox team for adding this in their latest Firefox 3 Alpha 8 Pre, August 8 release.
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“Ten Fuc*ing Days”. That’s what Mozilla said.
That’s right, they’ve said that they can release any critical patch within 10 days or faster. Firefox 220.127.116.11 was released even faster than 10 days (after security flaws were discovered). So they are not just using some tricks (or do they?), it’s already proven, we will see how fast they will release next one.
In my point of view, before using such statements they should also fix other security vulnerabilities. Even if they are not the most critical ones.
Unpatched 43% (6 of 14 Secunia advisories)
Most Critical Unpatched
Secunia Security Stats.
Sorry for not writing anything interested in a past few days, I was in some kind of not planned vacation. Anyways, time for the news.
Mozilla team updated us by providing more details about IronMonkey and ScreamingMonkey. Here are some quotes from their post.
ScreamingMonkey is the effort, being led by Mark Hammond, to allow the Tamarin engine to run within non-Mozilla browsers, starting with Internet Explorer.
That’s a brief, here’s a full story to read (if you want to).
Yet again, we have a new Firefox 3 version: Firefox 3 Alpha 7.
What’s new in it? There are some great stuff like zoom and that’s not all. Here’s a complete list of changes and fixes:
- Support for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) has been removed. Gecko 1.9 will no longer build or run on Mac OS X 10.3
- Default visited pages history size 9 to 180 days
- Full page zoom of images, layout and text
- Many fixes for context menus, clipboard, and drag services on Mac OS X
- Reworking of XUL menus and popups
- document.all now returns a NodeList of elements
- Several new clipboard events
- A class of wrappers to mediate access between web pages from different origins
- Cross site XMLHttpRequest specification implemented
- A method for opening modal dialogs from content
- Color profile support
- Text in canvas
Here’s what I got after trying to run Firefox 3 Alpha 7:
Oh well… I will wait for Firefox 3 Milestone 8 then, it will be released in the middle of September.
Finally, some new version of web browser, as I was geting bored.
Firefox 18.104.22.168 fixes the following security issues:
- Unescaped URIs passed to external programs
- Privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows
Every web browser update is important and I strongly advice you to update your Firefox to the newest one. If you can increase your security level for free, why not to do that?
Is there anything wrong this week? Waiting for some new releases and just interesting news, but nothing happens. Anyways…
Sean P. Aune wrote a nice article and listed over 50 add-ons for Firefox, which should help you to increase your security and privacy level.
ActionMonkey is the code-name for the project to integrate Tamarin and SpiderMonkey as part of Mozilla 2.
Stage 0 of this project is underway. What they are going to do now is to replace SpiderMonkey’s GC (jsgc) with Tamarin’s GC (MMgc).
Their new efforts will boost performance for sure and I am waiting for more news from ActionMonkey blog.
So I was surfing the internet today and got a pleasant notice about an installed update. That’s right, Firefox 22.214.171.124 was just released.
According to Mozilla.org, Firefox 126.96.36.199 fixes the following vulnerabilities:
- XPCNativeWrapper pollution
- Unauthorized access to wyciwyg:// documents
- Remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer
- File type confusion due to %00 in name
- Privilege escallation using an event handler attached to an element not in the document
- Frame spoofing while window is loading
- XSS using addEventListener and setTimeout
- Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
And by the way, I love the way how Firefox is being updated.