Posts Tagged ‘Opera’

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.1.1000 officially is released!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Today, we are very thrilled to announce that V4.4.1.1000 is available for you to download.

Not only would you find new feature ‘Built-in PDF plugin’ in this official release, but also high speed and more stable browsing experience.

Couldn’t wait for you guys to have a try. And any feedbacks on this release would be very appreciated. Thanks for your tremendous support.

Downloads:

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.1.1000.exe
MD5: b94590aa8aba08662bb03ae17a7dd129
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.1.1000.7z
MD5: cbdd12588a1c1c03273cfd2a9d7ec8a1

 

4.4.1.1000 [2014-06-05]

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
* Improved Maxthon Multi Search

[Webkit Core]
* Enhanced core stability

 

4.4.1.800Beta [2014-05-22]

Optimizations:
* Improved downloading prompt
* Advanced page smooth scrolling feature

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* The button ‘Show more’ and ‘clear all’on the address bar drop list fail to work
* Fail to update the quick access default picture

[Webkit Core]
* YouTube HTML5 Videos fail to play correctly
* In certain situation, Flash block page elements
* No response after switching tabs by F2 and F3 for several times
* Under certain circumstances, Global blocking rules always works
* Unable to download files in certain pages
* Anomalous file name downloaded from certain pages

 

4.4.1.600Beta [2014-05-22]

Newly added feature:
+ Built-in PDF plugin

Optimizations:
* Display effects of sidebar extension under high DPI
* Better DNS pre-reading and hyperlinks pre-link
* Advanced Ad-Hunter performance
* Enhanced Pop-Up Block feature
* Improved core waste recycling

Fixed bugs:
[Webkit Core]
* Anomaly caused by the Local storage memory space problem
* File system may result in some problems
* Bugs occur when Super Drag&Drop specific texts
* Certain Anomalies caused by Context3D
* CPU usage soars while scrolling certain pages
* Browser internal error and the inability to copy content in certain pages
* No smooth scrolling effect on Win8 touch screen
* Pop up video and then close its tab may lead to the video window exit

NB: For those who already downloaded the V4.4.1.1000 yesterday (2014-06-05), we would like you to know that
there is a small change on the installation start page in today’s release. No difference on the product itself.

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.6.2000 Officially is Released!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

【Release】

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Android v4.2.6.2000

 

【Changelog】

[New Features]
- Supported sharing pages to WeChat

[Improvements]
- Updated Copy/Paste feature
- Optimized sharing experience
- Fixed Gesture’s failure after reboot
- Other bugs fixes

 

【Download】

Click HERE

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.0.3000 is Officially Released!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.4.0.3000 official version is now available for you to download!

This version mainly fixes bugs from the previous version. You could find the change log below.

Cheers!

Downloads:
Installer version
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.0.3000.exe
MD5: 259bff0da5ef5c8def111ce484cefbfc
Portable version
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.0.3000.7z
MD5: 8b8e3f2d8da369a48aca2a5be0da338b

Changelog for 4.4.0.3000 [2014-04-24]

Fixed bugs:

  • Closing certain E-bank page may lead to anomaly of other pages
  • Tabs display anomaly occurs when customizing system DPI
  • Installation program fails to unfold advanced options

To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.
Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.0.2000 Officially is Released!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

We are very thrilled to announce the availability of Maxthon 4.4.0.2000 official version for all our amazing users.

Please try out its high stability and fast speed.
Thank you for the support.

Downloads

Installer version
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.0.2000.exe
MD5: 43a8b5a27217b2cb9d36b9cadd036528
Portable version
http://dl.maxthon.cn/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.0.2000.7z
MD5: 4c3b5dead23045f89f24270fdc7136d2

 

Changelog for V4.4.0.2000 [2014-04-17]

Fixed bugs:
[Main Frame]
* Video Pop-up interface anomaly in Retro Mode 
(Download icon appears in the pop-up interface in Retro, which should not)

[Webkit Core]
* Fail to display the website – http://jiayuan.xunlei.com
* Fail to create new tasks while Thunder Download is offline

 


To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support‘ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

Is it Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

SOURCE

It’s Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet

Wired

The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it’s time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.

Most major websites use either the SSL or TLS protocol to protect your password or credit card information as it travels between your browser and their servers. Whenever you see that a site is using HTTPS, as opposed to HTTP, you know that SSL/TLS is being used. But only a few sites — like Facebook and Gmail — actually use HTTPS to protect all of their traffic as opposed to just passwords and payment details.

Many security experts — including Google’s in-house search guru, Matt Cutts — think it’s time to bring this style of encryption to the entire web. That means secure connections to everything from your bank site to Wired.com to the online menu at your local pizza parlor.

Cutts runs Google’s web spam team. He helps the company tweak its search engine algorithms to prioritize certain sites over others. For example, the search engine prioritizes sites that load quickly, and penalizes sites that copy — or “scrape” — text from others.

If Cutts had his way, Google would prioritize sites that use HTTPS over those that don’t, he told bloggerBarry Schwartz at a conference earlier this year. The change, if it were ever implemented, would likely spur an HTTPS stampede as web sites competed for better search rankings.

Cutts, who didn’t respond to our request for comment, told Schwartz that it’s a controversial idea, and it faces some opposition within Google. A Google spokesperson would only tell us that the company has nothing to announce at this time. So this change won’t happen overnight.

Dump the Plain Text Internet

White hat hacker Moxie Marlinspike knows as well as anyone how insecure SSL/TLS can be. A former Twitter engineer, he’s uncovered multiple critical bugs in the protocols over the course of his career and has proposed an alternative way handling trust and verification in the protocol. But he still thinks that using HTTPS in as many places as possible would be a good thing. “I think there’s value to making network traffic as opaque as possible, even for static content,” he says. “Ideally we would replace plain text on the internet entirely.”

When you use HTTPS, the data is coded so that, in theory, only you and the server you’re communicating with read the contents of the messages passing back and forth between your computer and the server.

Most major websites only use HTTPS to protect your password when you login, or your credit card information when you make a purchase. But that started to change in 2010 when software developer Eric Butler released a free tool called FireSheep to show just how easy it was to temporarily take control of someone else’s account over a shared network — such as a public Wi-Fi connection.

Butler agrees that more use of HTTPS would be a good thing, pointing out that using HTTP makes it easier for governments or criminals to spy on what internet users are doing online. And Micah Lee, a technologist for The Intercept, points out that there are many situations in which it makes sense to use HTTPS besides just protecting passwords or other sensitive information.

For example, HTTPS doesn’t just encrypt the information passing between a server and your computer: It also verifies that the content you’re downloading is coming from the people you expect it to be coming from — again, in theory. That’s something that a regular HTTP connection can’t do.

“Any sort of attacks that involve tricking the victim into connecting to the attacker’s server instead of the real server gets halted by HTTPS,” Lee said via email. “And this is really important, even for non-secret content, because of integrity: you really don’t want attackers modifying the content of websites you’re visiting without your knowledge.”

For example, a country that doesn’t want its citizens getting certain information from Wikipedia can set up a system that feeds users fake Wikipedia pages. “Without HTTPS, censorship isn’t just possible,” Lee says. “It’s simple for powerful attackers like governments, and it’s impossible for ordinary users to detect.”

There are other ways that a rogue government or criminal hacker could cause problems by replacing insecure content with their own fake pages. Lee points out that many journalists post their PGP encryption keys on their websites using only HTTP. An attack could show a potential whistleblower a fake page with a fake encryption key, causing them to turn incriminating evidence over to, for example, the government or their employer.

One of the most dangerous possibilities, however, is that hackers could replace software downloads with malware. “Websites that publish software have no business ever using HTTP,” Lee says. “They should always use HTTPS. If they don’t, they’re putting software users at risk.”

The Argument Against Total SSL

But if HTTPS is so great, then why don’t all websites use it already? There are several disadvantages to using HTTPS everywhere, the World Wide Web Consortium’s HTTPS expert Yves Lafon told us in 2011.

The first is the increased cost. You have to purchase TLS certificates from one of several certificate authorities, which can cost anything from $10 dollars per year to about $1,000 dollars a year, depending on the type of certificate you purchase and the level of identify verification it provides. Another issue is that HTTPS increases server resource consumption and can slow sites down. But Marlinspike and Butler say the costs and resource overhead are actually greatly overestimated.

An issue for smaller sites is that it’s historically been hard to set up unique certificates on sites that use cheap shared hosting. Also, sites that used content delivery networks — or CDNs — to speed up their responsiveness also frequently faced challenges when implementing SSL. Both of these issues have been largely resolved today, though the costs, performance and complexity varies from host to host.

But even if the entire web isn’t ready to switch completely to HTTPS, there are plenty of reasons that more sites should start using HTTPS by default — especially sites that provide public information and software. And given how far we’ve already come since the days of FireSheep, we can expect HTTPS to continue to continue to spread, even if Google doesn’t start prioritizing sites that use it.

Please take a moment to fill out our Maxthon Q2 User Satisfaction Survey!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Hello!

It is that time! I am performing the 2nd Quarter User Satisfaction Survey! This survey will be somewhat similar to the previous survey but with a few adjustments. This will help the Maxthon team track the areas we’ve improved in and the areas we need to focus on.

Your input was incredibly helpful to our engineers and we would be grateful if you take the time to fill out this survey once again. Any feedback you can provide is greatly appreciated.

To fill our the survey, please click here!

This survey will be open until June 30.

Thank you!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.0.1600 Beta is Released!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Hello Maxthon Friends

We invite you to try the new Maxthon beta V4.4.0.1600!

This beta fixes plenty of bugs, making the version increasingly stable
as well as providing you a much smoother browsing experience.

For detailed changes of this version, please check out the change log below.
Thank you for supporting Maxthon web browser!

Downloads

Installer version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.0.1600-beta.exe
MD5: 708c52513dcd9a7115eeb3e527616808
Portable version:
http://dl.maxthon.cn/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.0.1600-beta.7z
MD5: 2c09ccffc43cf55bc7669cdba542d4ea

4.4.0.1600 [2014-04-10]
Fixed bugs:

[Main Frame]
* Fail to display site icons in the address bar in certain cases
* Display anomaly of Tab bar appears under certain circumstances
* The ability to check data and information such as Favorites even after locking Maxthon
* The ‘Edit blocking rules’ dialog box displays incorrectly sometimes

[Webkit Core]
* Anomaly occurs when using Drag&Drop to some specific texts
* The layout of right click menu is anomalous

* Download could lead to the failure
of core process to exit

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.



To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during this beta, any suggestions or
bug reports, we do hope you go to ‘Product Support‘ forum area and report/describe any issues that may occur. We will read each thread and provide a follow-up. 


Thanks very much for your cooperation!