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Mozilla Improves Web Browser Security in Firefox 66 Update

March 19, 2019 / Sean Michael Kerner

Mozilla released the Firefox 66 update on March 19, providing users of the open-source web browser with new features that enhance user experience and improve security. Among Firefox 66's new features is one that blocks websites from auto-playing sound, which can be an annoyance. Also, the search feature within the browser has been improved with enhanced capability to search across multiple open tabs on a user's system. Additionally, security gets a boost in the new browser release with patches for multiple vulnerabilities and an expansion of the number of web content loading processes. "We are working to ensure Firefox users continue to experience best-in-class security and performance," Eric Smyth, product manager of performance at Firefox, told eWEEK. "Doubling content processes from 4 to 8 will allow you to open more web pages more securely without significantly changing how much memory Firefox uses." Smyth added that expanding the number of web content l...