Mozilla Restricts All New Firefox Features to HTTPS Only

Discussion in 'Tech news' started by silversurfer, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    In a groundbreaking statement earlier this week, Mozilla announced that all web-based features that will ship with Firefox in the future must be served on over a secure HTTPS connection (a "secure context").

    "Effective immediately, all new features that are web-exposed are to be restricted to secure contexts," said Anne van Kesteren, a Mozilla engineer and author of several open web standards.

    This means that if Firefox will add support for a new standard/feature starting tomorrow, if that standard/feature carries out communications between the browser and an external server, those communications must be carried out via HTTPS or the standard/feature will not work in Firefox.

    The decision does not affect already existing standards/features, but Mozilla hopes all Firefox features "will be considered on a case-by-case basis," and will slowly move to secure contexts (HTTPS) exclusively in the future.

    Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ricts-all-new-firefox-features-to-https-only/
     
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