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11:53 am on Mar 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla has released Firefox 52 with WebAssembly support for 3D video games, CAD, video and image editing, and scientific visualisation to perform much better.

Additionally, Firefox will now display an in-context alert such as "Logins here could be compromised" message on form data input pages that don't use HTTPS.

It's also worth noting that all plugins using Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) besides Flash, are disabled. Later in the year Flash content will only be activated with user consent.

Firefox 52 Released, With WebAssembly Support


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A binary format designed as a compiler target to run from within the browser, providing near native performance on any OS and hardware. Where have I heard of something similar before?
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Java ?
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Additionally, Firefox will now display an in-context alert such as "Logins here could be compromised" message on form data input pages that don't use HTTPS.
Just updated. I went to a non-secure (HTTP) site with a login and a form submission. Did both, no alert.
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@Dimitri, exactly. Why do we need yet another VM?
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When clicking on a field on a non-secure site it shows an alert. I just tried it on a form and there was an alert associated with the form field.
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Well it seems not all forms are the same to Firefox 52.

I did find some non-secure pages with a LogIn that gave a clear alert right in the form field itself & when clicked, it took me to a Mozilla page explaining about non-secure pages.

However, a couple other non-secure pages where forms received input (search, data look-ups, whois, etc) did not display any type of alert & I was able to complete the input.
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I have non-secure pages with email-signup form with the following code pointing to none-secure target:

<form name="moreinfo" action="/more_info/" method="post">
Sign-up for exclusive offers:
<input class="text" placeholder="Enter Your E-mail" name="txttEmail" required="yes" type="email">
<input class="red" value=" Continue " name="submit" type="submit">
</form>


no alerts.
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The popup shows on some sites and not on others.... which makes it interesting (and pretty much useless as an alert).
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The popup shows on some sites...
I never saw a "popup."
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I haven't visited enough sites yet to check consistency, however, if it's not on every non-secure site with a form, it's not really helping.
 

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