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UPDATES - September 17, 2013

by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 16, 2013 11:23 PM PDT
New Version of Web of Trust (WOT) released

Introducing the new WOT

'The official version of the new WOT is out of 'stealth mode' and will be gradually updated to all WOT users. For the time being, Opera Next and Firefox version is updated. Chrome users will get their update in the upcoming days. Mail.ru users as well as some of the beta testers also got their update earlier this week. Safari will be supported later this autumn.

Opera users who haven't yet installed Opera Next, are advised to switch to the new version in order to enjoy the benefits of the new WOT'

Highlights and details along with a video:


Add-on for Firefox (Web of Trust - WOT 20130915 - Version History for Firefox) :


Add-on for Internet Explorer (Current version 20130902 - Version History for IE):


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Markus (CEO) @ the WOT Blog: The new WOT improves the transparency in user ratings
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JavaRa 2.3 Released
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 16, 2013 11:37 PM PDT

JavaRa 2.3 is now available, fixing several bugs and further improving localizations. We've also updated the definitions to add support for JRE and older versions (including the 1.6.x series).

• Fixed issue where definition updater would freeze
• The logging option can no longer be disabled
• Fixed crash when using multiple command line switches
• The size of the application window is now preserved between sessions
• Updated Russian, Czech, Spanish and Brazilian translations
• Added Italian and Traditional Chinese translations



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For those interested see: Completely Remove Java Using SingularLabs' JavaRa

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Flash Player v11.8.800.174 released for IE
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 16, 2013 11:50 PM PDT
Flash Player v11.8.800.174 released for IE (Active X)

NOTE: The update does NOT pertain to Windows 8, Non-IE (Opera, Firefox, Etc.) browsers and Mac. As of this posting they remain at Flash Player version 11.8.800.168.

September 13th, 2013.

Welcome to Flash Player 11.8 and AIR 3.8. In today's release, we've updated Flash Player for Windows Internet Explorer (ActiveX) to resolve multiple issues regarding the ExternalInterface API.

Fixed Issues:

•3618042 - [WinXP][IE7][IE8] Video may not play properly on some websites after the page is refreshed
•3630443 - [External][Windows][IE] ExternalInterface.call() method with non-ASCII text as a parameter corrupts the characters on the Javascript side
•3630542 - [External][Windows][IE] JavaScript->Flash AS3 ExternalInterface is not available in IE8 after the first page opening

Release Notes: http://helpx.adobe.com/en/flash-player/release-note/fp_118_air_38_release_notes.html

Verify Version : http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/


Direct Download:
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Mozilla Firefox v24.0 Released
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 17, 2013 7:35 AM PDT

First offered to release channel users on September 17, 2013

What's New:

• NEW - Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 and newer
• NEW - Implemented Close tabs to the right
• NEW - Social: Ability to tear-off chat windows to view separately by simply dragging them out

• CHANGED - Accessibility related improvements on using pinned tabs (see 577727)
• CHANGED - Removed support for Revocation Lists feature (see 867465)
• CHANGED - Performance improvements on New Tab Page loads (see 791670)

• DEVELOPER - Major SVG rendering improvements around Image tiling and scaling (see 600207 )
• DEVELOPER - Improved and unified Browser console for enhanced debugging experience, replacing existing Error console
• DEVELOPER - Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory

• FIXED - Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in webrtc.org capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate (see 886886)
• FIXED - 24.0: Security fixes can be found here

Known Issues:

• Unresolved - If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)



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Mozilla Thunderbird v24.0 Released
by Carol~ Forum moderator / September 17, 2013 9:16 AM PDT
Thunderbird v.24.0, released: September 17, 2013

What's New:

• NEW - Message threads can now be ignored or watched
• NEW - Emails can now be sent to IDN based email addresses
• NEW - Zoom functionality is now available in the compose window
• CHANGED - In the Compose window, ctrl/cmd + and ctrl/cmd - now change the zoom setting rather than the font size
• CHANGED - In Twitter, replying to a tweet now replies to all users, just like on the Twitter website
• FIXED - Interactions in the filter list dialogs have been improved
• FIXED - In Chat user nicknames are now highlighted when mentioned
• FIXED - In IRC, long messages will now be sent in multiple parts instead of being cut off
• FIXED - Various security fixes


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