Firefox 17 - Ten things you need to know
A brief look at what’s new in Mozilla’s Firefox 17 browser
By Howard Wen | Network World US | Published: 15:53, 03 January 2013
With Mozilla now on a six-week rapid release schedule, it might be difficult to keep track of all the changes happening with Firefox. So, here’s a brief look at what’s new in Mozilla’s latest browser.
Malicious URLs stopped (Firefox for Android)
Another bug that the Mozilla developers quashed: one that can wipe data from an Android phone when using prior versions of Firefox to visit an URL address purposely written to do this nefarious feat. Implemented in Version 16, Firefox for Android can now recognise such malicious URLs and won’t allow them to be opened.