Firefox will be forced to establish a secure connection to some sites

Posted: November 6, 2012 in IT Security News
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To protect your data and computer users, Mozilla Corporation had prepared a list of sites that Firefox must be connected only in protected mode.

To force the browser to establish a secure connection server mechanism uses HTTP Strict Transport Security, reported in Mozilla.

With HSTS server signals the need to secure the connection. But when the browser connects to that server for the first time, it is unknown whether to apply a secure connection, as it can be unreliable. To work around this problem, Firefox made in advance sostavlennny list of domains that should be connected by default to HTTPS. So even if the attackers try to force the server to communicate over insecure protocols, the browser will not allow it, believe in Mozilla.

Partial list taken from a similar list of Google Chrome. It forces the browser to securely connect to all subdomains google.com, as well as to sites whose operators were asked to make to the list. For example, HTTPS-connections are made with paypal.com, twitter.com, lastpass.com and torproject.org.

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