Firefox 3.0 beta available

An even more secure version of alternative web browser Firefox is on the way, with Mozilla announcing today the release of the 3.0 beta.

The new version features a number of new security capabilities including:
-Website owner information.
-Notification when visiting a sign containing malware.
-Web forgery protection pages.
-SSL error pages.
-Checking for up-to-date add-ons and plug-ins.
-Secure add-on updates.
-Integration with your anti-virus software when you download executables.
-Microsoft Vista parental controls.

Many people have opted for Firefox instead of Internet Explorer for security reasons, and the next version seems to only confirm that the open-source browser is focused on protecting its users. But as the market share grows for Firefox, the hackers will be paying attention.

No timeline was given for the official release of Firefox 3. Firefox 2 was pushed out in October 2006.

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