[Owasp-natal] Um pequeno detalhe que vai ter um tremendo impacto positivo - Firefox 14 introduces HTTPS search by default

Noilson Caio caiogore em gmail.com
Terça Julho 17 22:27:06 UTC 2012


Firefox 14 introduces HTTPS search by default

 [image: Firefox logo]

Mozilla has announced<https://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2012/07/17/firefox-14-is-now-available/>the
release of Firefox 14.0.1, the latest major stable release of the
popular open source web browser. This update now uses secured
search<https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2012/05/09/rolling-out-https-google-search/>via
Google's HTTPS interface by default, providing users with more
security
and privacy when searching the web. The browser's "Awesome Bar" has been
fitted with an auto completion mechanism for URLs which tries to guess what
site a user is trying to navigate to based on their browsing history.

Other improvements in Firefox 14 include full-screen support under
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and plugins can now be configured to only load when the
user clicks on them. This opt-in
activation<https://wiki.mozilla.org/Opt-in_activation_for_plugins>feature
for plugins has been under development on for a while and improves
page load time as well as security. The developers have also changed the user
interface <https://blog.mozilla.org/ux/2012/06/site-identity-ui-updates/>of
the site identity manager to prevent spoofing of secured connections;
this uses favicons that look like the logo which the browser displays when
a secure SSL connection has been detected to the site in question. These
security improvements had been
detailed<http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Firefox-14-Beta-promises-improved-security-1613878.html>with
the release of previous beta versions of Firefox 14.

Another new feature that will help web game developers who use Firefox as a
delivery platform is the browser's support for the Pointer Lock API. This
gives developers the ability to better control the mouse interaction with
the browser which is especially needed for first-person shooter games. The
new release also includes several bug fixes, some of which apparently
caused the version number of the browser to be bumped so that version 14.0
was never actually released.

More details on the changes in the new version can be found in the release
notes <http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/14.0.1/releasenotes/> or the
official announcement blog
post<https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2012/07/17/new-security-and-developer-features-now-in-firefox/>.
At the time of writing, Mozilla has not yet released any information on the
security fixes in the latest release. Firefox 14.0.1 is available to
download <http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html> for Windows, Mac
OS X and Linux from the project's site. Firefox source and binaries are
released under the Mozilla Public Licence
2.0<http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/>. For further information, consult
the MPL
2.0 FAQ <http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/FAQ.html> or navigate to
about:license when running Firefox 14.

Version 14 of Firefox for Android was released last
month<http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Firefox-for-Android-14-0-arrives-with-new-UI-improved-performance-1626415.html>and
includes its own host of improvements and bug fixes.

(fab <fab at h-online.com>)


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