A new preview release of version 1.0 of the Mozilla Firefox browser is just about to be out next week. Here’s some information about security improvements and fixes that will be included. (via Burning Edge)
Why is it called a Preview Release 1.0 anyway ? There is a nice explanation of the 1.0 release strategy in the Firefox 1.0 Roadmap. The improvements and fixes:
241705 – If a site not in your whitelist attempts to install software, a yellow information bar now appears instead of a dialog*. This prevents malicious sites from repeatedly popping up a software installation dialog until you accept. The initial whitelist contains only update.mozilla.org.
22183 – Make the address bar visible in all pop-up windows to prevent spoofing. (See also 252811.)
245406 – Display domain in status bar for secure sites.
244025 – For secure sites, show lock icon in address bar (in addition to showing it in the status bar) and make address bar yellow *.
[*] Neil Turner: More on new Firefox features
describes these new features in more depth.
More information and details are available at the known Vulnerabilities in Mozilla page.