Firefox to pile on more native privacy features

Firefox to pile on more native privacy features


Mozilla is expanding the privacy tools built into Firefox by integrating its Lockwise password manager directly into the browser and expanding its support for the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) website.

Lockwise is an app for iOS and Android, and an add-on for the desktop version of Firefox. It’s a password manager designed to offer more seamless support for synchronising passwords across the three environments.

Firefox had password storage before, but Lockwise lets desktop users manage and edit their passwords and replicates the same interface across mobile devices. In Firefox 70, Mozilla will now integrate Lockwise directly into the browser.

Mozilla is also enhancing support for its front end to HIBP, which is a site operated by Australian security researcher Troy Hunt that collects lists of stolen login credentials from data breaches. It enables people to search for email addresses or passwords and lists the breaches associated with them.

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