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Firefox 3: Site Identification Button

May 07, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deb Richardson)

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"Ensuring that users are safe, secure, and protected while they browse the Web is one of the greatest challenges facing browser makers. Browser security involves a delicate balance between protecting the user from the dangers that exist on the Web and overly restricting the user's freedom to go where she wants and see what she wants while surfing.

"One of my favorite new Firefox 3 security features is the Site Identification button. This button replaces and builds upon the ubiquitous 'padlock' icon that has for so long been the primary security indicator used in browsers. Firefox 2, for example, indicates that the connection to a site is encrypted by changing the background color of the location bar and displaying a padlock icon..."

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