New Firefox with improved security: Mozilla

by Guest Author on November 15, 2011

in Browsers, Guest Posts

The new version of Firefox, the Firefox 8.0 released on November 8, 2011, has been with released with much fanfare and some changes such as improved security and some minor updates. Firefox is a free and open source web browser from Mozilla that is fast easy and rewarding. The latest version, Firefox 8,0 comes with a host of improvements such as improved security, improved performance and improved handling of audio and video files.

This browser provides total support for its users regarding the user interface look. You can give your browser a unique look with thousands of add-ons to choose from on any platform such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

The irritable add-ons by third party programs have been disabled while there is added support for HTML 5 menus. Improved CSS hyphen support and Web Socket supports are the other useful capabilities offered in this version of Firefox. This makes it easier for web developers to build compatible Firefox add-ons and applications.

The Firefox for Android has the new Do Not Track feature, which was already available on all the other operating systems. This privacy feature by Mozilla was developed to give users better control over the tracking of their browsing actions. This feature allows users to inform websites whether they want to opt out of the online behavior tracking. The Do Not Track feature is easily found in the Firefox Preferences drop down section.

Advanced and improved security is the highlight of the Firefox 8.0. Instant website ID, content security policy, customized security settings, and parental controls are some of the amazing security options provided by Mozilla in this version. It also has anti-virus integration with secure connections to your websites.

The private browsing feature allows you to go under cover and protect your browsing history. It is easy to slip in and out of the private browsing mode and is handy particularly when you are doing some online banking or sharing important data from a cyber café.

Firefox 8.0 has an improved interface, which makes browsing easy and efficient. Smooth scrolling and app tabs make browsing even more interesting and satisfying. The Sync feature seamlessly connects your desktop and mobile Firefox, which makes it facile to access your browsing history from anywhere. The integrated web search enables you to breeze through web search with hundreds of search engine options in the drop down list. The Sessions Restore feature is another great option in Firefox 8.0.

The cutting edge of the Firefox 8.o is the latest web technologies and enhanced functionalities that enable developers to create amazing Firefox add-ons for multiple platforms. It also supports WebM video formats so that you watch HD videos. The graphics engine has been upgraded to give faster and sharper text and graphics including SVG and Canvas.

Overall, the new version of Firefox 8.0 is definitely more assuring with all its new improved security updates and powerful personalization options. These welcome updates will only serve to increase their fan base, which is already next to none in terms of preference.

Guest article written by: Kate is blogger by profession. She loves writing on luxury and lifestyle. Beside this, she is fond of cell phones. These days she is busy in writing an article on HTC tablet.

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James Moralde November 15, 2011 at 16:05

I’ve already updated my browser to the latest version of firefox. Of course, besides being my favorite browser, the only update I need for firefox is stronger security which I believe is mozilla’s highest priority anyway. The only other feature that I still hang on to is the statusbar. How else am I gonna manage my add-ons like seoquake, fireshot, download helper, etc , without it?
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Aanchal November 16, 2011 at 06:40

I’m using firefox 8.0 and knew that it has added some security measures while releasing it. Firefox is my favorite browser and always my default browser as well. It has nice and simple look that’s what I like it.
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Marty @ Techie Saves November 16, 2011 at 16:18

I’ve been a Firefox fan for many years and I’m still waiting for the high CPU usage issue to be solved. I hope I live to see the day when Firefox will be a lightweight browser.
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Veronica Cervera November 17, 2011 at 02:22

I’ve been using Google Chrome since the day it was released to the public. However, reading this post makes me want to switch back to Firefox. Thanks for sharing.

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Alex Braker November 17, 2011 at 09:55

It seems like it had added plenty of new features. Previously I was using Firefox 6.0 in which I have issue regarding crashing hope it will get solved in new one.

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Luigi Grant November 17, 2011 at 15:00

Although fire fox is a bit buggy sometimes and crashes also,it’s the best browser out there based on the security.

I’ll recommend it to all people that need to have that feel of security.

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Athonsy Herry November 17, 2011 at 15:01

Thanks for the heads up , I was currently using Chrome but after I’ve read this article,I’ve installed firefox!

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Marty November 18, 2011 at 13:56

Improved security is great but what about the high resource usage. I’m still wating for Mozilla to fix this issue. I love Firefox but the fact that it’s eating away at my CPU bugs me to no end.
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William November 21, 2011 at 10:21

Yeah, Firefox is a huge resource glutton. My AVG is constantly complaining about Firefox’s high memory usage. Mozilla must be getting lot of complaints about the issue, so I guess they’ll fix it soon.
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Marty @ Techie Saves November 21, 2011 at 10:46

They’ve been getting complains about this issue for years and still no fix. I don’t think anything is going to change anytime soon.
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Jakk @ Technology Blogged November 18, 2011 at 14:09

The improved security features are excellent, however for me Chrome is winning due to it’s speed and some developer tools are available for it. All down to opinion I suppose!
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John V Nerro November 20, 2011 at 04:40

Yeah,,firefox is definitely regular updated browser that I love so much..
However, there is one weakness that i want to emphasize here. When firefox updated, the addon it self did not upgrade at the same time, making some add on imcompattible with the new firefox..

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Alexendra Stan November 20, 2011 at 17:29

I think the cutting edge of the Firefox 8.o is the latest web technologies and enhanced functionalities that enable developers to create amazing Firefox add-ons for multiple platforms.
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boopathyD November 21, 2011 at 13:24

I have been using Google chrome for years. The amazing speed of chrome makes me to keep it as my default browser. But these days I’m experiencing Crashing problem. This article helps to choose the most secured browser. Now I switches to Firefox!!!!

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Alex November 22, 2011 at 05:41

Great…
I have install forefox 8.0 . This made Web browsing easier and give users . Twitter is now included as a search option in Firefox for Windows. Sometimes we download third-party software and are surprised to discover that an add-on has also installed itself in browser without asking permission.

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Bill Smith November 23, 2011 at 08:48

Firefox is very good browser and easy to use. I am using Firefox new version 8.0. It has added some security procedures which are very good. I a using Firefox as my default browser. I like Firefox very much.
Thanks to share this informative post.
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Kate Brown Wilson November 23, 2011 at 11:41

I never tried installing Firefox 8 in my laptop, and my friend told me, that it is so much advance and more faster than the previous version, maybe right now I should install this because of the information you have shared.

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vishvast November 24, 2011 at 07:17

hello
nice post quite good mozilla is such a improved browser and its features are good like the browser and i use it …its browsing speed is so good

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David November 24, 2011 at 14:30

I was getting crash error whenever I start Youtube or website with flash. I have installed this new version hope it doesn’t fire the same error as before.

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Alan Smith November 28, 2011 at 13:02

It is very cool one from firefox but i am waiting for that time when all the old add-ons will workable for firefox 8.0.

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tanyahuch December 10, 2011 at 23:32

Hi there,
I have created absolutely fantastic SEO machine on my firefox. But was stupid enough to updated my old firefox version with the recently launched firefox 8 improved version. Lots of addons stopped working, Roboform stopped as well. Whenever I have been trying out I always end up uninstalling it.
Regards. Tanya
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Evan December 14, 2011 at 04:57

Good ol FireFox. It always gets the job done for me. Although I will admit Chrome is faster, like super fast.

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Scott December 14, 2011 at 19:20

Version 8 already? What happened to 5,6,7? Oh well, I’ve moved to chrome, as I don’t like Firefoxes memory leaks, and I don’t think increasing a number next to the name has fixed any of those.

Still better than IE though.

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Gonzi January 20, 2013 at 17:39

When firefox updated, the addon it self did not upgrade at the same time, making some add on imcompattible with the new firefox..

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