Firefox 34 Adds Browser-Based Voice Calling, Blocks POODLE Attacks

Firefox 34 Adds Browser-Based Voice Calling, Blocks POODLE Attacks
Firefox Hello Enables Browser-Based Voice Calling
All It Takes to Set Up a Voice Call Is a Link
Developers Get New WebIDE
POODLE Vulnerability Is Blocked
Wikipedia Searches Are Secured
Themes Can Be Easily Customized
Enhanced Tiles Provide Mozilla Partner Links
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Firefox 34 Adds Browser-Based Voice Calling, Blocks POODLE Attacks

By Sean Michael Kerner

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Firefox Hello Enables Browser-Based Voice Calling

The new Firefox Hello feature leverages WebRTC technology to enable users to use Firefox 34 for voice calls.

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All It Takes to Set Up a Voice Call Is a Link

On the receiving end of a Firefox Hello call, the recipient gets a link to click to initiate a conversation.

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Developers Get New WebIDE

For developers, Firefox 34 marks the beta debut of WebIDE, which is intended to be a fully integrated development environment (IDE) for the Web.

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POODLE Vulnerability Is Blocked

Firefox 34 will block the recently disclosed POODLE SSL vulnerability by dropping support for the legacy SSL 3.0 protocol.

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Wikipedia Searches Are Secured

Firefox 34 now uses HTTPS encrypted transport to enable secure searching with Wikipedia.

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Themes Can Be Easily Customized

Users can now easily change the look of their browser with a theme customizer option.

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Enhanced Tiles Provide Mozilla Partner Links

The Enhanced Tiles feature provides Firefox users with Mozilla partner links on the new tab page.

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