"Mozilla programmers are rewriting a lot of the Firefox code for
the upcoming version release of the open-source browser, according
to the head of product security at Mozilla.
"Most of the components in the current version of Firefox are
being touched, said Window Snyder, 'chief security
something-or-other' at Mozilla. She added that programmers are
replacing a lot of older code to increase performance, make the
code base more modular and handle new security threats, like
phishing and malicious Web sites..."