"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
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