Recently, Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum with 2x faster speed and some of other amazing features. Now the Mozilla developer Nihanth Subramanya has unveiled that the Firefox will now bring more security features to warn the users while visiting websites that are compromised. Data breaching is becoming a serious issue and Mozilla Firefox is trying to take essential steps for preventing its users to provide their personal or financial credentials on those websites that have been victims of data breach.
As per Subramanya, Mozilla Firefox will source the data from haveibeenpwned.com to warn the users whether the specified website became a victim of data breach in the past. This will definitely be a good attempt to stop attackers with malicious intent from leaking your data from any website.
“This is an extension that I’m going to be using as a vehicle for prototyping basic UI and interaction flow for an upcoming feature in Firefox that notifies users when their credentials have possibly been leaked or stolen in a data breach”, Github repository of Subramanya.
The other basic goals of Firefox project are as follows:
- Inform users about data breaches through the Firefox UI – for example, a notification when they visit a site (or maybe when they focus a form on a login page) known to have recently been breached.
- Expose documentation/educational information about data breaches in the Firefox UI – for example, a “Learn more” link in the notification mentioned above leading to a support page.
- Offer a way for interested users to learn about and opt for a service that notifies them (e.g. via email) when they may be affected by breaches in the future.
This dedicated security project is in the initial stage and it is some bit vague that how this new feature will work. The aim of this project is to help users maintain their privacy and data security. Hopefully, Mozilla will bring more interesting features in the upcoming version of the Firefox.