Mozilla to Roll Out Firefox 64

Learn about updates for both users and developers in new version of popular browser
12 December 2018   716

Mozilla has released the Firefox 64 browser. The developers have eliminated 30 vulnerabilities, among which 21 are critical. The development team added operations with multiple tabs, improved browser performance for macOS and Linux platforms, and also discontinued support for Symantec certificates.

New in Firefox 64 for users:
Support for news feeds (RSS) and live bookmarks has been discontinued - the company has proposed replacing them with extensions or third-party aggregators. In addition, Firefox has stopped supporting Symantec TLS certificates. This is due to incorrect preparation of reports and other irregularities in the work of the company, for example, issuing EV certificates without checks.

The about: crashes page has been redesigned. It displays sent and unsent reports about browser crashes, while the user can delete any of them from the hard disk.

  • Other innovations:
  • Task Manager. It displays the resource usage of each tab.
  • Increased the speed of work. When creating browser versions for the macOS and Linux platforms, the Clang compiler was used with the optimization mode during linking.
  • Link Exchange in Windows. Users can share sites that are viewed on social networks using the Share button in the context menu of a web page.
  • Remove add-ons from the toolbar. To do this, call the context menu (right-click on the add-on icon).
  • Firefox configuration profiles for macOS. They are set up by corporate clients for internal use.
  • Tabs. In the new version, the user can select multiple tabs and move, close or add them to the bookmarks.

Firefox 64 updates for developers:

  • The ability to work simultaneously with three CSS grids in the interface for viewing multi-layered layout of elements (CSS Grid Inspector).
  • JavaScript syntax highlighting in the command line of the web console.
  • Changes in CSS, including support for CSS scrollbars and -webkit-appearance.
  • Displays the contrast value of the text relative to the background when you hover the cursor in the Accessibility Inspector panel.

Get more info at official docs.

Suricata 5.0 to be Available

Suricata is a cybersecurity solution, an intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system with opened source code
16 October 2019   195

OISF (Open Information Security Foundation) has published the release of Suricata 5.0, a network intrusion detection and prevention system that provides inspection tools for various types of traffic. In Suricata configurations, it is permissible to use the signature database developed by the Snort project, as well as the Emerging Threats and Emerging Threats Pro rule sets. The source code for the project is distributed under the GPLv2 license.

Some of the major changes:

  • New log parsing and logging modules for RDP, SNMP and SIP protocols written in Rust are introduced;
  • In addition to support for the JA3 TLS client authentication method that appeared in the previous release, support for the JA3S method is added, which allows to determine which software is used to establish the connection based on the connection negotiation features and parameters that are set (for example, it allows you to determine the use of Tor and other typical applications);
  • An experimental ability to compare with a selection from large data sets has been added, implemented using the new dataset and datarep operations. For example, the feature is applicable for searching masks in large blacklists with millions of entries;

Get more info at official website.