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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote

According to Internet News, Firefox "Bon Echo" 2.0 will come shipped with a feature named "Google Safe Browsing" which should offer some measure of protection to its users against phishing attacks. This is certainly great news for us, security professionals, and should also be for you, loyal readers.

Anti-phishing capability, which Mozilla has branded "Safe Browsing," is one of the marquee features in Firefox 2.0 and one of the reasons a third alpha is necessary. Now baked into Firefox 2.0 alpha 3, Google Safe Browsing is triple-licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) 1.1, the GPL 2.0 (define) and the LGLP (define).

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