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Mozilla Restricts All New Firefox Features to HTTPS Only

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Post Posted January 17th, 2018, 7:15 pm

It sounds like Firefox is only going to support HTTPS only from now. So what about this site and other sites that are not HTTPS?
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-restricts-all-new-firefox-features-to-https-only/

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 6:48 am

The article goes on to say that "The decision does not affect already existing standards/features, but Mozilla hopes all Firefox features "will be considered on a case-by-case basis," and will slowly move to secure contexts (HTTPS) exclusively in the future." That doesn't sound like you'll be blocked from visiting non-HTTPS sites for routine browsing.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 7:06 am

Some more on it from Mozilla Edict - the Register
Seems it's relative to footprint, exposed services and new development needing to be more secure.
Closing off http would be a pretty substantial move and with some systems using http for other programs possibly problematic.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 7:12 am

the article is about firefox features, not web pages! small but important difference.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 7:19 am

DanRaisch wrote:The article goes on to say that "The decision does not affect already existing standards/features, but Mozilla hopes all Firefox features "will be considered on a case-by-case basis," and will slowly move to secure contexts (HTTPS) exclusively in the future." That doesn't sound like you'll be blocked from visiting non-HTTPS sites for routine browsing.


Yes as Dan said, you should be able to access this site, just fine. Again, I imagine Mozilla wants to keep making things safer for all users.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 4:41 pm

@ Grumpus
Thanks for sharing that info, it clears things up a little bit more.

@ DanRaisch
I hope so.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2018, 5:40 pm

It is up to Mozilla’s Distinguished Engineers to judge the outcome

MDE, LOL.
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