Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Firefox 19 brings PDF viewer and 4 critical security fixes

Filed under

The latest release of Mozilla's Firefox open source web browser, version 19, brings few new features but does close four critical security holes. The release notes list only the arrival of PDF.js, the PDF viewer written in JavaScript, as a new feature. This, it is hoped, should reduce users' exposure to malicious PDF documents which exploit third party PDF reader plugins to get access to the underlying operating system.

Alongside improvements in startup performance, the desktop version of Firefox 19 also adds, disabled by default, an experimental Remote Web Console.

rest here

Also: Chrome OS Was Originally Based On......Firefox?

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Step by step to install OwnCloud server on Ubuntu 14.04 gamblisku 26/11/2014 - 2:32am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:10pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:09pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:06pm
Story Quad-core media player runs Kodi/XBMC on OpenElec Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 10:02pm
Story Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:59pm
Story Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Is the ASRock Q1900DC-ITX Intel Motherboard a Good ARM SBC Alternative? Roy Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:45pm
Story Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:41pm