New Firefox supports WebAssembly

The latest release of Firefox is the first browser to support WebAssembly, which allows apps to run faster in a web browser.

“We expect that WebAssembly will enable applications that have historically been too complex to run fast in browsers, like video games, computer-aided design, and video and image editing,” said Mozilla.

The latest version of Firefox also makes it easier to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots with captive portal detection.

After Firefox detects a captive portal, it replaces certificate error pages with a message encouraging you to log in.

The new Firefox also warns users about unsecure logins by showing an in-context alert if you click into a username or password field on a page that isn’t encrypted with HTTPS.

All plugins that use the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI), besides Flash, have been disabled in the browser.

“Later this year, we’ll further improve Firefox so that Flash content is only activated with user consent.”

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