Articles tagged with “Security”

Introducing Site Isolation in Firefox

When two major vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre were disclosed by security researchers in early 2018, Firefox promptly added security mitigations to keep you safe. Going forward, however, it … Read more

Encrypted Client Hello: the future of ESNI in Firefox

Background Two years ago, we announced experimental support for the privacy-protecting Encrypted Server Name Indication (ESNI) extension in Firefox Nightly. The Server Name Indication (SNI) TLS extension enables server and … Read more

Removing Old Versions of TLS

In March of 2020, Firefox will disable support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. On the Internet, 20 years is an eternity.  TLS 1.0 will be 20 years old in … Read more

Introducing the ASan Nightly Project

Every day, countless Mozillians spend numerous hours testing Firefox to ensure that Firefox users get a stable and secure product. However, no product is bug free and, despite all of … Read more

Secure Contexts Everywhere

Since Let’s Encrypt launched, secure contexts have become much more mature. We have witnessed the successful restriction of existing, as well as new features to secure contexts. The W3C TAG … Read more

Improving AES-GCM Performance

AES-GCM is a NIST standardised authenticated encryption algorithm (FIPS 800-38D). Since its standardisation in 2008 its usage increased to a point where it is the prevalent encryption used with TLS. … Read more