Category: Firefox

Opera 9.5 First Look with EV Certificates Enabled

By | June 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera team is showing us a very first screenshot of Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) with extended validation 1.0 (EV) enabled.

Opera 9.5 Kestrel EV
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You can read more about it here.

“Mozilla is excited to see the new Extended Validation Guidelines that have resulted from collaboration between Certificate Authorities,” said Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer for the makers of the Firefox web browser. “EV SSL will make it easier for Firefox to tell users who is behind the website they’re seeing, which is an important factor in making trust decisions.”

Extended Validation Guidelines

The issuance process of EV Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, that specify all the steps required for a Certification Authority (CA) before issuing a certificate, and includes:

  • Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
  • Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
  • Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV Certificate
  • Verifying that the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the EV Certificate

Glubble – New Firefox Tool for Parents

By | June 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Just a few moments ago Glubble was released. So what is it? Glubble turns Firefox into a multi-user, family browser and is designed to create an Internet world you can trust for young kids based on family participation browser to browser.

Firefox Tool. Glubble.

  • Glubble Trusted Surfing for children under 12 years of age enables families to be sure they only see the best of the web they choose to allow.
  • Glubble Altered Search makes Google and Yahoo show results from childrens trusted Glubbleworld instead of the world wide web.
  • Child friendly look and feel with interfaces for pre-reading and reading age young children.

If you are interested in this tool, feel free to check their home page.

So far it looks very interesting.

Firefox Developes Patches 25% Faster

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

According to Mozilla Security blog, Firefox developes various patches 25% faster than in the previous year.

It took only 8 days to release since was released and 6 days to release Firefox since release.

I would like to congratulate whole Firefox team for doing such a great job and providing users latest updates in so short time.

Other web browsers should learn from that. When it comes to security
and updating, they become the most important factors for a successful web browser.

Webware 2007 Browsing Winners. Firefox, Opera, IE…

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.

Firefox won the 1’st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7’th was Safari.

Firefox 3 Alpha 6 Soon to Come

By | June 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

If you knew or not, Firefox 3 Alpha 6 will be released on June 29, 2007.

It’s still a long way to go till we see Firefox 3 Final release.

Previous Firefox 3 release (Alpha 5) offered a first look to it’s brand new bookmarks, history and other page information storing/management system.

As always, latest release will fix many bugs, which you can report here and maybe some other announced features.

I am waiting with excitement. Latest FireFox 3 version (Alpha 5) you can download here.

Is Mozilla News Page Outdated?

By | June 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

So I was looking for some news regarding Firefox and found their “Press Releases and Announcements” page.

However, I am not able to find any information about Firefox even if it was released some time ago.

That’s not a big thing, but they should announce it there.