Firefox to warn you about hacked websites

Mozilla is working on a new Firefox feature which will warn users about websites which have been hacked.

Mozilla has partnered with security expert Troy Hunt to search multiple data breaches to see if email addresses have been compromised.

“As many people have now worked out, yes, we’re doing some awesome things with Mozilla and Haveibeenpwned,” Hunt said on Twitter.

An extension has been released on GitHub which is a forerunner to the feature in Firefox. It notifies users when their credentials have possibly been leaked or stolen in a data breach.

Hunt told Engadget that Firefox is currently only looking at which sites have been breached.

“We’re discussing other ways of using the data in the future. They’ve got a broad reach and surfacing this info via Firefox is a great way to get more exposure around data breaches.”

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