Firefox will treat all pages loaded with the HTTP protocol as "dangerous"

Developers rebuilding the popularity of the Firefox browser to the development version (Nightly 59) added a hidden "security.insecure_connection_icon.enabled" setting, which is available in the advanced "about: config" configuration. Its purpose is to warn users against loading of resources from the server with an unencrypted protocol by default, and not only on websites containing online payments or fields with login but literally all.


Marked page as dangerous. Source bleepingcomputer.com.

For the communication encryption "user website" is responsible for its administrator. Some major companies offering hosting or VPS servers have already made a step towards the owners. This has already been done by OVH by adding free SSL certificates to clients' accounts. DHosting , which services are used by AVLab.pl, or even Kaspersky Lab, Polish Police, Alior Bank, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and other private companies and public institutions, has reached similar conclusions.

A lot of reading has already been made about the advantages of HTTPS over HTTP. We think that not everyone has to use SSL certificates, but their introduction is supported by a higher position in Google search results. Yes, Google has long ago announced that it will favor websites with an SSL certificate implemented. The encrypted protocol is also supported by increased trust of the readers to the portal and secure login, writing comments, providing other data, etc.

The functionality warning the user about a dangerous page will go to Firefox version 59 stable - or sooner if Mozilla executes so.



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