Sunday, May 18, 2008

Firefox 3 RC1 is available

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is available in more than 45 languages as a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback.

More Secure:
* One-click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site and to check if your connection is protected from eavesdropping. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. When a site uses Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, the site favicon button will turn green and show the name of the company you're connected to.

* Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware.

* New Web Forgery Protection page: the content of pages suspected as web forgeries is no longer shown.

* New SSL error pages: clearer and stricter error pages are used when Firefox encounters an invalid SSL certificate.

* Add-ons and Plugin version check: Firefox now automatically checks add-on and plugin versions and will disable older, insecure versions.

* Secure add-on updates: to improve add-on update security, add-ons that provide updates in an insecure manner will be disabled.

* Anti-virus integration: Firefox will inform anti-virus software when downloading executables.

* Vista Parental Controls: Firefox now respects the Vista system-wide parental control setting for disabling file downloads.

* Effective top-level domain (eTLD) service better restricts cookies and other restricted content to a single domain.

* Better protection against cross-site JSON data leaks.

For more new features and changes check the releasenotes. Download your favourite version.

ReleaseNotes | Firefox 3.0 RC1 Windows US English (7.15 MB)

Firefox 3.0 RC1 Linux US English (8.65 MB)