MOZILLA LAUNCHES “VERSION 76”, A BETTER PASSWORD MANAGER FOR ITS FIREFOX BROWSER.
The web browser giant Mozilla launched “version 76” of its Firefox browser yesterday, however, users that are already using the open-source browser will likely observe couple of new features launched with this version.
The latest emerging from Mozilla’s release is a promised and enhanced password manager, which is also in these days known as Firefox Lockwise. The latest version will now ask you for your device password in the process of one trying to copy and paste “Logins and Passwords” credentials form the page in the browser. As soon as your device password has been confirmed, then you will be able to access and copy your credentials within five minutes. With this development, it is expected of it to make it a bit harder for other users to access password-protected sites on a person’s machine, precisely on a computer that is regularly shared with other users.
In addition to the latest release, it was also figured out that Lockwise’s password generator at the moment works with more sites and will potentially help users to find 12 random numbers, letters, and symbols that could be used by anyone as his or her password.
Also new to Mozilla launch are the alerts from potential passwords that proves to be vulnerable, either identical to those that have been stolen and figured out (I trust you shouldn’t be reusing a password!), coupled with warnings when a website you own or use has been breached, which in the process, your login credentials (user name and password) were stolen.
Also with Mozilla’s “version 76” is the inclusion of Firefox improved picture-in-picture mode for video sites such as YouTube. This will practically present you with an enabled mode that, in turn, allow you to keep watching a video in the corner of your machine’s screen while working on other tasks (the pop-out window will not let you browse away from YouTube for instance while watching). And also new in “version 76” is the ability to double-click on the popped out video, resulting in fullscreen.
Lastly is the good news for avid Zoom users and this is based on few changes made by Firefox that will allow them to use it in Firefox without additional downloads, and in the same vein, WebRender, which uses the GPU to enable faster websites, is also enabled on more machines.
What is your take on “version 76” and Mozilla launch?