This free Firefox extension contacts network notaries whenever your browser connects to an HTTPS Web site, providing two primary benefits: 1. If you connect to a Web site with an untrusted (e.g.,self-signed certificate*, Firefox will give you a very nasty security error and force you to manually install an exception. Perspectives can detect whether a self-signed certificate is valid, and automatically overrides the annoying security error page if it is safe to do so; 2. It is possible that an attacker may trick one of the many Certificate Authorities trusted by Firefox into incorrectly issuing a certificate for a trusted Web site. Perspectives can also detect this attack and will warn you if things look suspicious. The Perspectives project is a new approach to help clients securely identify Internet servers in order to avoid "man-in-the-middle" attacks. Perspectives is simple and cheap compared to existing approaches because it automatically builds a robust database of network identities using lightweight network probing by "network notaries" located in multiple vantage points across the Internet.
License Free
File Size 318.68 kB
Version 2.0.11
Operating System Windows 2000 Windows 98 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 3.x Windows Me Windows 95 Mobile Windows NT
System Requirements Mozilla Firefox 3.0+