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Firefox 3 imeanza kutumika wiki hii.

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Richard, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Richard

    Richard JF-Expert Member

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    Mozilla browser is said to be fast, friendlier and safer.

    A new version of Firefox to be released on Tuesday, 17/06/08 packs a much-improved bookmarks feature and the ability to resume interrupted downloads from the break point.

    Firefox 3 lets you sort bookmarks by topic and add keywords and tags. A new button for bookmarking sites is similar to one available on Internet Explorer 7.

    Phishing sites now face an outright block, rather than prompting a warning message, and the browser is said to be faster and easier to use.

    Firefox 3 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems has been on public beta test since November.

    Version 9.5 of the rival Opera browser, used mostly on mobile devices, was released a few days ago. Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still by far the most used browser; version 8 is currently under test.

    Source: Computer world
     
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    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Richard, nimekuwa nikitumia beta ya ver 3 parallel na version 2 kwa muda sasa. Maoni yangu ni kuwa, version 3 inaonekana "violent" if i could say that... kwenye address window wameweka mambo mengi ambayo yanaonekana kama clutter tu...

    I don't know, natumaini tutaizoea baada ya muda... but honestly, pamoja na kuwa improvement yoyote ni muhimu, ver 2 "imetulia".... Kikubwa kwenye ver 3 ni implementation ya web 3 standards ambazo sites nyingi hazijaanza ku-deploy.

    SteveD.
     
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    Hii Version 3 ya sasa wanadai iko more secure.

    Nafikir unasema iko violent kwa shughuli zake pale inapojaribu kukusadia hasa mtandaoni.

    Kwanza inakuruhusu kujua ni nani anamiliki website unayotembelea na pia kujua kama connection ipo salama na mambo ya eavesdropping(programs za kunusanusa computer za watu bila ya wao kujua) na identity verification kwamba inaonesha wazi.

    Pili, kama website unayotembelea inatumia "Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates" panakuwa na kitufe cha kijani ambacho kinaonesha jina la kampuni au website hio.

    Tatu, itakuonya juu ya website yoyote ile ambayo inaweza kuwa na madubwana kama viruses, spyware, Trojans or other malware.

    Nne, kama website imebuniwa kwa minajili ya kufanya shughuli kama za phishing na kuna any errors katika certificates basi kuna page inakuja na kukujulisha hayo.

    Tano na mwisho, Firefox itaiambia anti-virus software inapo-download executables.

    Kwa hio tujaribu tu mkuu.
     
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    DAR si LAMU JF-Expert Member

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    ..yap,at 1st hata mimi ilini-annoy,but i dont use address window that much.

    ..kama unaitumia mara kwa mara na unapenda kutunza sites unazotembelea na ku-download vitu mbalimbali hasa docs,then utaipenda.
     
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    DAR si LAMU JF-Expert Member

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    ..rich,

    ..v9.5 ni kwa pc. v4.1 ndio ya mobile!
     
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    Hapana V9.5 ni Opera browser ambayo inatumika kwa mobile devices ambazo ni USB au flash drives (sio mobile phones).

    Inaitwa mobile Opera au portable Opera.

    Hio ya v4.1 ndio ya mobile phone web browser.
     
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    Firefox 3 Bugs Reported

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/browsers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208700715&subSection=All+Stories

    Security flaws were found in Firefox 3 just hours after the open source Web browser was released Tuesday.

    By Antone Gonsalves
    InformationWeek
    June 19, 2008 03:00 PM

    Security flaws were found in Firefox 3 just hours after the open source Web browser was released Tuesday by developer Mozilla.org.

    Within five hours after the official release, security tool vendor TippingPoint was notified of a "critical vulnerability" affecting Firefox 3.0 and 2.0. The flaw could enable an attacker to run malicious code on a computer, the company said. Like other browser-based vulnerabilities, a person would have to click on a link in an e-mail or visit a malicious Web page to get infected.


    The bug was reported to Mozilla, and no other details were released, in order to give the organization time to develop a patch. "Working with Mozilla on past security issues, we've found them to have a good track record and expect a reasonable turnaround on this issue as well," TippingPoint said in a statement.

    Mozilla downplayed the threat on its security blog, saying, "There is no public exploit, the details are private, and so the current risk to users is minimal."

    Nevertheless, the organization said it was investigating the vulnerability, and would keep the details under wraps until a patch is released.

    The flaw was submitted to TippingPoint through its Zero Day Initiative program, under which the company pays security researchers for bugs they submit. Security experts have raised concerns about such programs, saying they set a precedent in which people could start selling their information to the highest bidder, who could end up being a criminal. In addition, there's no guarantee that the information is coming from an ethical hacker.

    Another Firefox 3 vulnerability was posted Tuesday on a security mailing list hosted by security consultant Neohapsis. The brief posting warned of a buffer overflow bug in Firefox 3, but provided no details. It was not clear whether the flaw was the same as the one reported by TippingPoint.

    An InformationWeek review of Firefox 3 found that new security features designed to protect users against phishing and malicious Web sites were unreliable. From a security standpoint, InformationWeek found Firefox 3 a step backward.

    Meanwhile, Mozilla reported more than 8 million downloads of Firefox 3 in the first 24 hours of its release. The organization appeared to have far exceeded its goal of 5 million downloads, which would set a world record. Firefox's main rival isMicrosoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Internet Explorer.
     
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