Firefox will soon identify sites that have been hacked

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Firefox just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It’s now working along with third party on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you’re visiting a site that has suffered a data breach. Firefox is working with “Have I Been Pwned,” the popular site that can check your email and tell you if your credentials have been stolen by hackers.

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned, confirmed the news, tweeting that “yes, we’re doing some awesome things with @mozilla and @haveibeenpwned.” They are still working on the features, but you can download it from Github, then compile and add to Firefox if you want to test it out. Now it will only works with the Developer Edition.

The add-on is fairly basic, for now. If you visit a site on Have I Been Pwned’s naughty list, it will throw a flag stating, “You visited hacked site ashleymadison.com.” It won’t stop you from entering, but it does give users an idea that, at some point or time, the site’s security procedures were less than optimal.

Firefox have been news with new faster browser, new addons and it was pretty busy schedule for the company to bring new and better features. Hope to see much more in coming days.

Source: Engadget.com