Firefox will soon warn users when visiting hacked websites


MOZILLA IS JOINING FORCES with Have I Been Pwned to notify users of its Firefox browser when they visit a website that has been hacked.

The new feature, dubbed ‘Breach Alerts’, will throw up warning notifications if a user’s credentials have been involved in a recent data breach, such as the recent mega-breach at Uber which affected 57 million users of the service.

These pop-ups will carry a ‘Learn More’ link which will take users to a support page containing documentation about data breaches. Breach Alerts will also offer Firefox users an opt-in service to get notified of future data breaches via email.

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