Firefox Aurora slightly tightens security

Following the release of Firefox 12 earlier this week, Mozilla’s latest browser build for developers shows off some new security tweaks and implements some game-centric APIs.

Firefox 14 Aurora (download for Windows, for the Mac, and for Linux) also brings native full-screen support to Macs, and the location bar can finally autocomplete URLs.

The security tweaks involve some minor interface adjustments. The Site Identity Manager, which is the block of color on the left of the location bar, has been changed so that it’s easier to understand. Going forward, gray globe will be the default icon for a site sent over an unencrypted connection or a site encrypted with HTTPS that include some content (like ads) that come from unencrypted servers. When a page and its content come from encrypted servers, and the server uses a standard “CV” certificate, the gray globe changes to a gray lock icon. The highest level of site security Mozilla recognizes in the Site Identity Manager changes the lock icon to green, and kicks in when a page and its content come from encrypted servers, and the server uses an … [Read more]

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