Firefox Will Now Notify Users When They Visit Hacked Websites


Mozilla has announced a new security feature in its browser that notifies users whenever they visit any website that has suffered from a data breach.


According to Mozilla, users of Firefox Quantum web browser would receive a notification whenever they visit a website that suffered from a data breach within the last 12 months.

"While using Firefox Quantum browser, when you land on a site that's been breached, you'll get a notification," Mozilla said in a blog post.


However, Mozilla assures users that they won't throw too many notifications at them, assuring them that alerts will appear at most once per site.

"This alert will appear at most once per site and only for data breaches reported in the previous months," Mozilla said.

However, "If you do not wish to see these alerts on any site, you can simply choose to 'never show Firefox Monitor alerts' by clicking the drop down arrow on the notification, Mozilla added.

Mozilla explained that it fetches the list of hacked sites from its partner, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). If you can recall, Firefox integrated with HIBP earlier this year to create a feature called Breach Alerts. The feature was created to warn Firefox users if their credentials have been involved in a recent data breach on any site the user visited.

The news breach-alert feature is part of Mozilla's existing Firefox Monitor Alerts service. Firefox users can visit Firefox Monitor to scan their email to see if they were involved in a breach or not.

Mozilla hopes to help users stay safe by keeping them up to date and making them aware of the frequent data breaches.

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