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Mozilla ups security by changing favicons in Firefox

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Tue April 24, 2012

Mozilla changes look of favicons for security

Mozilla has revealed on Monday that its Firefox web browser got a change in its latest Nightly build. The change relates to the favicon to the left of the website address in the address bar, with sites that don't have SSL certificates or host mixed content now getting a generic globe. Sites with SSL certificates with Extended Validation will get green padlock icons, while gray padlocks will be reserved for SSL sites without validation.

The move will go live in mid-July. Extra tabs in the browser will retain current favicons, however. The reason for the change is to make users feel more secure, as some sites place the padlock favicon in their sites despite not begin secured, for a false sense of security. [via TheNextWeb]

by MacNN Staff





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