This Clever New Feature Can Make Your Internet Browsing Safer

We were just speaking about internet browsers and extensions and what to look for in your Internet browser. Well, Mozilla Firefox has a new feature that will let users know when they land on a site that’s been breached. Keep reading for everything you need to know about this new feature Firefox tested this summer. 

But before you go any further, check out our favourite password manager, Dashlane. Experts say the first thing to do after a breach is change your passwords across all your accounts. Dashlane makes this easy and painless – check it out here and get an exclusive discount because you’re a FixMeStick customer.

How does Firefox do this? It recently partnered with Troy Hunt’s search website, “Have I Been Pwned?“, that helps non-technical users know if their email addresses have been compromised.

This feature called Firefox Monitor requires you to go to monitor.firefox.com and sign up for a full report on the data browsing session. If your email has been part of a breach they will email you about it. This way you have one source looking out for you directly.

For even more security, their new browser update, Firefox Quantum, flags all sites that have been breached in the past 12 months. If you visit, say Facebook, you should receive a notification about the recent breach. You don’t need to enter your email address for this feature, you just have to be using the new Firefox browser.

Above is an example of an alert from Firefox.

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