Eric Rescorla

Eric is CTO of the Firefox team at Mozilla.
Leadership

A look at password security, Part III: More secure login protocols

In part II, we looked at the problem of Web authentication and covered the twin problems of phishing and password...

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Leadership

A look at password security, Part II: Web Sites

In part I, we took a look at the design of password authentication systems for old-school multiuser systems. While timesharing...

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Leadership

A look at password security, Part I: history and background

Today I’d like to talk about passwords. Yes, I know, passwords are the worst, but why? This is the first...

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Leadership

More details on Comcast as a Trusted Recursive Resolver

Yesterday Mozilla and Comcast announced that Comcast was the latest member of Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver program, joining current partners...

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Internet Policy

The USA Freedom Act and Browsing History

Last Thursday, the US Senate voted to renew the USA Freedom Act which authorizes a variety of forms of national...

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Leadership

What the heck happened with .org?

If you are following the tech news, you might have seen the announcement that ICANN withheld consent for the change...

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Leadership

More on COVID Surveillance: Mobile Phone Location

Previously I wrote about the use of mobile apps for COVID contact tracing. This idea has gotten a lot of...

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Leadership

Looking at designs for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

A number of the proposals for how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic rely on being able to determine who has...

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Leadership

What you need to know about Twitter on Firefox

Yesterday Twitter announced that for Firefox users data such as direct messages (DMs) might be left sitting on their computers...

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