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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Mozilla released a second beta version of its upcoming Firefox 2.0 browser on Thursday. The release is targeted at developers and intended to generate more feedback while also incorporating a number of bug fixes contained in the Beta 1 version of the code, released in July.

Project deadlines for Firefox 2.0 continue to slip with the Beta 2 version of the code appearing a week later than an already delayed release date of 23 August.

Release Candidate 1 is now scheduled for 19 September and the final release date, penciled in for 24 October, now unspecified on Mozilla's development calendar.

Originally the browser was due to ship in August. As previously reported, developers need the extra time to iron out bugs in features such as an integrated spell checker.

Some features in the alpha version of the code won't make it in the final release. Functions such as an improved bookmark and history system have been axed, but may re-emerge within future versions of the browser.

Version 2.0 of the software will still feature a raft of new features including an anti-phishing tool (a must-have accessory that's in Opera 9 and will be included in IE 7), tightly-integrated search, and tabbed browsing. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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