Posts Tagged ‘public key pinning’

Firefox 32 – Find Out what’s New

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The latest version of Firefox came out this week, so here’s a brief summary of the new features

Mozilla will release the Firefox 32 final to the stable channel in the coming 24 hour period. In addition to that, the organization will also move all other channels to the next major version in line. This results in the release of Firefox 33 Beta, Firefox 34 Aurora and Firefox 35 Nightly in the same time period.


Public Key Pinning in Firefox 32 to Protect Against MITM Attacks

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Both Firefox and Chrome seem to be taking very similar paths when it comes to protecting users against Man-in-the-Middle attacks …

Public Key Pinning (PKP) is an extension to the HTTP protocol that is in draft status currently over at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It allows web services to reduce the number of authorities that can authenticate the domain by instructing clients to only use a specific subset of authorities instead of accepting any root certificate that ships with the browser.