Tanvi Vyas

Security and Privacy Engineer – @TanviHacks

Posts from 2016

Contextual Identities on the Web

The Containers Feature in Firefox Nightly enables users to login to multiple accounts on the same site simultaneously and gives users the ability to segregate site data for improved privacy and security. We all portray different characteristics of ourselves in different situations. The way I speak with my son is much different than the way… Read more

Categories: Browser Security

No More Passwords over HTTP, Please!

Update: This feature is now also enabled in Firefox Release, starting with Firefox 51.  See this post for more details. Firefox Developer Edition 46 warns developers when login credentials are requested over HTTP. Username and password pairs control access to users’ personal data. Websites should handle this information with care and only request passwords over… Read more

Categories: Browser Security

Updated Firefox Security Indicators

Cross posting this. It was written a couple months ago and posted to Mozilla’s Security Blog This article was coauthored by Aislinn Grigas, Senior Interaction Designer, Firefox Desktop November 3, 2015 Over the past few months, Mozilla has been improving the user experience of our privacy and security features in Firefox. One specific initiative has… Read more

Categories: Browser Security