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Security experts welcome Firefox encryption move

Maria Korolov | April 8, 2015
Security experts welcomed Mozilla's move to add "opportunistic encryption" to its Firefox Web browser, providing unauthenticated encryption over TLS for data that otherwise would have been in the clear.

"This has seen some success among people who were already concerned with privacy," he said. "Ideally, if opportunistic encryption picks up, it shifts the implementation burden off the end-users."

The Internet Engineering Task Force first proposed opportunistic encryption as part of the HTTP 2.0 specification in late 2013.

 

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