By Christoph Kerschbaumer, Julian Gaibler, Arthur Edelstein and Thyla van der Merwe | November 17, 2020 | Mozilla
Security on the web matters. Whenever you connect to a web page and enter a password, a credit card number, or other sensitive information, you want to be sure that this information is kept secure. Whether you are writing a personal email or reading a page on a medical condition, you don’t want that information leaked to eavesdroppers on the network who have no business prying into your personal communications.
That’s why Mozilla is pleased to introduce HTTPS-Only Mode, a brand-new security feature available in Firefox 83. When you enable HTTPS-Only Mode:
- Firefox attempts to establish fully secure connections to every website, and
- Firefox asks for your permission before connecting to a website that doesn’t support secure connections.