Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Provides New Features
Mozilla Foundation just released the second preview of its upcoming Firefox 3.1, code named Shiretoko (Japanese for "end of the earth"). It serves primarily for testing the newly introduced features and enhancements.
With its new Private Browsing mode (lovingly called Porn Mode by some), Firefox no longer stores your browser history so that you can remove all traces of your surfing. You can also do a more targeted cleanup of your cookies, for example, by removing the last hour's worth or over a particular timeframe.
Web worker threads are also supported for the first time. Still part of a yet-to-be-released specification, web worker threads allow the browser to do computation-intensive work in the background while better using multikernel processors.
The Mozilla team asks users to give the beta a comprehensive look-see, while staying clear of suggesting putting the release into production. Interested parties can follow along the progress at the Firefox 3.1 Planning Center (including how to pronounce the word "Shiretoko").
Report from the X-Force group says attackers are using TOR to hide their crimes
Future Firefox extensions will be compatible with Chrome.
Better read this if you bought your computer before 2011
Users should upgrade to the new version as soon as possible
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.