Insecure password warning in Firefox
- Revision id: 109397
- Creator: Joni
- Comment: first draft for Nightly feature
- Reviewed: Yes
- Reviewed by: jsavage
- Is approved? Yes
- Is current revision? No
- Ready for localization: No
Firefox will display a lock icon with red strike-through in the address bar when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.
What can I do if a login page is insecure?
If a login page for your favorite site is insecure, you can try and see if a secure version of the page exists by typing https:// before the url in the location bar.
About insecure pages
Pages that need to transmit private information, such as credit cards, personal information and passwords, need to have a secure connection in order to keep attackers from stealing your information. (Tip: A secure connection will have HTTPS in the address bar, along with a green lock icon).
Pages that don’t transmit any private information can have an unencrypted connection (HTTP). Never enter private information, such as passwords, on a web page that shows HTTP in the address bar. The information you enter can be stolen over this insecure connection.