Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Nov 2005 19:03 UTC
Internet & Networking In a historic agreement, the makers of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Konqueror have agreed on a common set of security features that will be implemented into future versions of their respective browsers. The developers of the four applications had been in discussion for some time over ways in which they could make browsing safer by making it more obvious to users when a site is trying to pull a fast one on them.
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Well...
by r_a_trip on Thu 24th Nov 2005 21:18 UTC
r_a_trip
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2005-07-06

... four browser vendors simultaneously reaching agreement voluntarily is a historic event. Breakthrough even.

Green adressbars and supercetificates is not the end all be all, but it's a start.

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RE: Well...
by hobgoblin on Thu 24th Nov 2005 22:15 in reply to "Well..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

whats realy impressive is that microsoft's browser is one of them. with this and the planed release of the office file formats, im starting to wonder if its cold down in hell...

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RE: Well...
by joelito_pr on Fri 25th Nov 2005 04:27 in reply to "Well..."
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2005-07-07

Does Firefox's yellow address bar on secure sites solves the issue?

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by markpeak on Fri 25th Nov 2005 06:51 in reply to "RE: Well..."
markpeak Member since:
2005-07-06

The yellow bar just mean this site uses encrypted connection. Anyway, at current we don't have something to show that the "known" encrypted site is the real site or not.

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